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Subject:  Re: REITS Date:  5/16/2012  9:30 AM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  70676 of 76237

Generally the dividends are taxable as income so better in a Roth than in a taxable account (vs normal stock investments).

Occasionally, some will send out qualified divs as well as cap gains. You should be able to look up the history of this information for any REIT you would buy.

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/reit.asp
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