What are Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)?

Have you ever considered investing in real estate? With Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) you can do just that! A REIT is basically a company that owns and in some cases operates income-producing real estate. A REIT's portfolio can include shopping centers, hotels and apartment buildings, for example. REITs are traded on stock exchanges just like regular stocks.


Buying specialized REITs gives you exposure to the real estate sector. REITs are an interesting financial product because they may generate dividend income along with potential capital appreciation, which may provide additional diversification to a portfolio composed of stocks, bonds, and cash.


How to Invest in REITs with Passfolio

With Passfolio, you can start investing in REITs with as little as $1 - all with no commission fees¹ ². We make investing in US assets accessible and even accept local deposit methods such as TEDs. 

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