For those who have been following The Singaporean Investor on Instagram (if you have not, you can do so here to receive exclusive contents), or on InvestingNote (an investing community where like-minded individuals get together to share their experiences about investing and trading, and you can follow me on the forum here) you are probably aware of a collaboration between The Joyful Investors (https://www.thejoyfulinvestors.com) and myself to do a video series about REITs.
The reason why we embarked on doing this video series (titled ‘Ready to REITire’) is to educate fellow Singaporeans who are new to investing the essentials about REIT investing, which is a very popular investment option out there that provides a regular stream of income (through distributions – also known as dividends, but in REITs, they are known as such) to unitholders (also known as shareholders, but in REITs, they are referred to as such.)
In the first of this 5-part video series, you will learn about what a REIT is, some of the advantages of investing in one, along with its limitations (every investment option have their fair share of limitations, and REITs are no different):
** if you are unable to watch the video above, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.
Especially for those who are new to investing, I hope that after watching the above video, you now have a better understanding about REITs in general.
In the next video, Hazelle and myself will be sharing with you 3 things we look at when it comes to selecting a REIT to invest – to date, there are about 40 REITs listed on the Singapore Exchange, and we’ll be teaching you how to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Till then, if you have any questions, comments, and/or suggestions, you can reach out to me by sending me a message here.
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