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As for REITs, the question is how much risk tolerance you have. Generally, they are not too risky, if you invest in those that only hold government backed mortgage instruments. Take a look a EFC (Ellington). Extremely reliable and super consistent on monthly dividends. MF doesn't spend enough time balancing their over-the-top tech stock recommendations with investment income oriented stocks. My portfolio is actually up 5% in this market, despite the hammering tech has taken. Also, look at SJT -- its a trust based on royalties earned for natural gas and pipeline work. Note that trusts have to be monitored closely. However, if you keep an eye on it, the dividends are quite high, paid monthly, and fairly reliable.
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