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Subject: REITs vs REIT preferreds? Date: 2/16/2013 5:42 AM
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Hi. In the past five years, I've tried to prioritize space in my IRAs for REITs and bonds while keeping dividend-paying stocks and MLPs in my individual taxable accounts. But what of REIT preferreds? Is the distribution on those taxed favorably like stock dividends or is it taxed like regular REITs, which I would put in an IRA?

Just to comment, I saw the bond thread on this board from a couple of weeks back and personally, I can't find much worth buying as far bonds go. Even as an investor with years to go before retirement, it amazes me that to get a decend yield on an investment grade bond, you have to go to mid-century. On the other hand, with junk, discounts are so puny or non-existent. Not enough reward for the risk by my calculation. Is that the same with REIT valuations currently?

Cheers,

Sal
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