Stocks vs REITs: Don’t Buy Anything Without Taking This into Account
All that glitters is not gold.
A Few Days Ago, a Subscriber of Asymmetric Finance Asked Us About Our View on the Real Estate Market, Specifically About REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) as an Investment Style
They also wanted to know our opinion on buying, selling, and renting houses.
General Overview of Real Estate Investment
At Asymmetric Finance, we have closely followed the real estate market and the opportunities it presents. In June 2021, we highlighted two key investments: gold and purchasing homes with a mortgage. At that time, gold was an attractive investment due to the lack of inflation. The general belief was that the central banks' bailouts during the COVID-19 pandemic would not significantly impact the economy. Since then, gold has appreciated by 15%. There have been other assets with better returns, but we were clear that those invested in physical assets would see a good return.
Investment in Homes with Mortgages
The second investment we highlighted was purchasing homes with mortgages.…