Hold the top North American REITs

The best real estate investment trusts (REITs) have good management and balance sheets strong enough to weather an economic downturn. They also have high-quality tenants. The best ones still do well despite economic slowdowns, and they have also taken advantage of low interest rates to… Read More

REIT deal lifts income for Loblaw investors

LOBLAW COMPANIES LTD. $67 (Toronto symbol L; Conservative Growth Payer Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 375.0 million; Market cap: $25.1 billion; Dividend yield: 1.8%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; www.loblaw.ca) operates 1,093 supermarkets under a variety of banners: Loblaw, Zehrs, Provigo, Real Canadian Superstore and No Frills.
In March 2014,… Read More