Understanding Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Fundamentals of REIT investing
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Understanding Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (353 ratings)
8,621 students
start investing in REITs

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of investing
Description

Investment choices cover a wide range of asset classes: Bonds, Equities, Unit Trusts, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Options and many others.

This module introduces investors to the fundamentals of REIT investing.

REITs generally have moderate to high risk and potential returns.

For the purposes of this module, it is also assumed that participants have a basic understanding of investments in general before investing in REITs. We strongly recommend that participants in this module go through our foundation module on investing or a similar foundation modules.

As with any other investment product, investors should also take time to understand the product and consider whether it is suitable for them based on their risk profile, time horizon and investment objectives. 

Who this course is for:
  • Those interested in investing
Course content
3 sections • 11 lectures • 32m total length
  • Introduction
    01:12
  • What is a REIT?
    01:46
  • How does a REIT generate income?
    03:50
  • Key considerations
    01:41
  • Benefits of REITS
    03:33
  • Risks and other considerations
    02:08
  • How to select a REIT?
    04:32
  • Pop quiz
    03:03
  • Activity
    01:49
  • Conclusion and FAQs
    04:15
  • FAQs - Part 2
    04:34

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  The Institute for Financial Literacy is a collaboration between MoneySense and Singapore Polytechnic Enterprise. 

    Our financial education courses cover basic money management, financial planning and investment know-how. 

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Peggy Chan
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Peggy Chan, Financial Literacy Trainer, Institute for Financial Literacy

MSc, CFP

Peggy has 8 years of experience in the financial services industry, helping clients understand their financial needs, objectives and risk tolerance as well as reviewing company policies and procedures to ensure compliance. She was also an adjunct lecturer with a Polytechnic, teaching insurance and retirement planning subjects.

Prior to joining the financial services sector, Peggy was working in the information technology sector for 13 years, first in a government agency and subsequently served as a Senior Systems Analyst in an international bank.

She is a Certified Financial Planner, which is a professional certification specific to retirement planning and wealth accumulation in addition to overall financial planning.

Peggy has a Masters of Science, majoring in Network Management. She also holds other industry certification in M5, M8, M8A, M9 and HI.