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Would I lighten up on my REITs if they went to 4% via price increases.

Yes, I think I would. For one thing, with the 75% capital gain that it would require to bring that about, I might start figuring on spending some of the principal some day (since I would have so much of it and it would be earning so little) rather than present plan to just live off dividends.

For another, if REIT dividend yield came down to 4% while prospective returns on competing assets stayed where they are, it would present diversification opportunities. I don't love being so heavily invested in REITs -- right now and for the past 3-and-a-half years, there was just nothing else that seemed competitive to me.
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