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A comparison of 10-year Treasury bond yields on June 1, 2016 versus June 2015 indicates a margin of safety for REITs if property values should fall. Learn More.

June 21, 2016

Word cloud for Earnings yieldThe yield on 10-year Treasury bonds as of June 1, 2016, was 1.85%, compared to 2.13% one year earlier, indicating a widening spread between commercial real estate capitalization rates and the cost of debt for nontraded REITs.  This spread provides nontraded REITs with a margin of safety if property values should fall.

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John E. Moriarty, ChFC
December 2015
February 3, 2016

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