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Investment strategist: What to expect from the Fed on interest rates

...yields. In turn, that has boosted demand for other dividend-rich securities, such as high-yield bonds and real estate investment trusts.But if interest rates start rising, will that automatically reverse the stock market's momentum?Jim...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-04/investment-strategist-what
Sears sales soften in 2nd quarter

...leasing back some of its buildings to a new real estate investment trust.Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert, a billionaire...sale-leaseback transaction with recently formed real estate investment trust Seritage Growth Properties. Sears created...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-20/sears-sales-soften-2nd-qua
Sears 1Q loss narrows but sales slump continues

...the retailer prepares the roll-out of its real-estate investment trust this week to raise cash.Sears Holdings Corp. said that it expects the real estate investment trust that it is forming, Seritage Growth Properties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-08/sears-1q-loss-narrows-sale
REITs and rising rates: Pushing against conventional wisdom

...real-estate mutual funds going to see a price drop?Real-estate investment trusts have been on a tremendous run since the financial...wisdom says rising rates will mean pain for real-estate investment trusts, or REITs, which own apartment buildings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-17/reits-and-rising-rates-pus
Simon Property boosts its bid for Macerich to $16.8B

...Simon Property Group Inc., an Indianapolis real estate investment trust, went hostile earlier this month in making...based in Santa Monica, California, is a real estate investment trust that owns 51 shopping centers around the country...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-20/simon-property-boosts-its-
Sears 4Q loss narrows, sales slide as business shifts

...percent. Both Sears and Kmart were hurt by weak consumer electronics sales.The company's plans to form a real estate investment trust are moving forward and it expects it to create and separate that company in May or June. It anticipates between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/sears-4q-loss-narrows-sale
Sears 3Q loss widens as retailer reshapes itself

...Thursday it is might sell 200 to 300 of its buildings to boost its liquidity. The maneuver would entail forming a real estate investment trust that would hold the stores. Sears would continue to operate the stores by leasing them back.At the same...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-04/sears-3q-loss-widens-retai
Sears explores sale-leaseback deal of buildings

...selling about 200 to 300 of its buildings to boost its liquidity.The move would entail the company forming a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that would hold the stores. Sears would continue to operate in the stores by leasing them back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-07/sears-explores-sale-leaseb
Wind, solar farms are being put into new companies called yieldcos

...victory for corporate speak, they are called yieldcos. They're the electric power industry's answer to real estate investment trusts, which distribute rental income to investors, and master limited partnerships, which distribute income from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-01/wind-solar-farms-are-being
Minding the tax bite in fund investing

...that produce more distributions than others, such as ones focused on bonds, dividend-paying stocks or real-estate investment trusts. Actively managed stock mutual funds ? ones run by stock pickers looking to beat an index ? also can have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-27/minding-tax-bite-fund-inve