Investors looking for alternatives to gold that act as inflation hedges should consider real estate investment trusts. Unlike gold, REITs pay dividends.
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Forget old when it comes to protecting your portfolio from inflation three get the job done. Real estate investment trust which also has three. -- are great inflation heads and there are a wise investment thankful and here's why first. We think dividends. Last year -- average yield -- three and a half percent gold on the other hand he's no dividends. Secondly we can -- inflation which reached out 90% of their taxable income and dividends. And their income comes from friends that -- can hike the rent as the economy improves and inflation private. Your dividends of his lap. Third mortgage rates -- -- and that's good for commercial real estate because it lowers the cost for -- to finance and expand their hold it there are risks now. Reits are closely tied to both of real estate market and the stock market -- either one of them has to pick up. You could soft and performances instead. You -- -- publicly traded reits are over 10%. The very volatile gold spdr ETF it's down by double digit. If you've got more than 5% of your for falling on people consider trimming it back and adding some --