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The REIT Positioned To Benefit When Rates Rise

2016-10-13 09_23_01-Films & TVOf the perceived relationship between interest rates and the performance of real estate investment trusts (i.e. that REITs will suffer when interest rates begin to rise), the author of today’s article argues that this is “a misconception and one that investors should begin to understand.” He proceeds to highlight a commercial mortgage REIT that he sees as being “well-prepared for a rate increase, and in fact, this company should benefit when the Fed signals another boost.” The REIT in question is Blackstone Mortgage Trust. To read more about this REIT – including how it is insulated from the impact of rising interest rates and why the author states it will “almost immediately generate increased earnings” when short-term rates rise, CLICK HERE.