No. of Recommendations: 3

Every company/stock, industry, or asset class has it strengths and weaknesses.

1. Retail, both retailers and their REIT landlords, have in my opinion more than their fair share of problems. In February when I purchased ten REITs (five of them retail), their prices more than made up for their problems. Today, when they are 20-40% higher, I am no longer sure that is the case.

2. It appears to me that rates are still going up, yet REITs seem to go up most days while the broader market falls.

3. I am finding more bargains elsewhere as REITs rise and a lot of non-REITs fall.

As far as it meeting a standard profit threshold, I don't have any standard threshold, but when I've made 20-40% profits in cap gains and dividends in a tax-free account, I will take some profits especially when I am finding bargains elsewhere.
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