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Equity REITs post solid advantages in potential interest rate hikes

Real estate investment trusts are generally considered a safe investment due to several built in advantages including increasing dividends over time.

With a primary focus on equity REITs -- buying real estate for rent as well as capital gains and profits are paid to shareholders as dividends -- the concern focusing this sector is are REITs ready for future interest rate hikes?

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