The giant net-lease REIT has proven that slow and steady is a winning proposition for dividend investors.
AGNC has a huge yield, but it's not a great option for those seeking a reliable dividend. Realty Income is a better choice.
The three here are Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE: ARE), American Tower (NYSE: AMT), and Realty Income (NYSE: O). That cash flow makes them ideal for the real estate and income portion of a balanced portfolio. But that same cash flow can make them especially vulnerable to rising interest rates, since REITs have to largely borrow instead of using retained cash to finance activities like acquisition and redevelopment.