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...

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...

Expenses cut into American Tower's earnings

...percent to $367.3 million, from $295.3 million last year. FFO is considered a key financial measure for real estate investment trusts like American Tower. It adds back such items as amortization and depreciation to net income.Analysts, on...

Stock market's volatility returns in 2014

...low-yielding bonds while seeking attractive yields in structured notes, master limited partnerships and real estate investment trusts.Data from China showed the country's growth was slowing. The Federal Reserve also started the long-awaited...

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Earnings rise for No. 2 mall owner

...or 23 cents a share, in the year-earlier quarter.Funds from operations is a performance measure used by real estate investment trusts that strips out the profit-reducing effect that depreciation has on earnings and does not include property...

Pocket change

...giant Equity Residential Properties Trust. Merry Land & Investment had been one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts, with a portfolio of 135 apartment complexes in the Southeast. The company's roots go back more than 100...

Investors pour money into real estate funds

...because they primarily invest in shares of real estate investment trusts, companies that develop and manage properties...according to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Money market yields, meanwhile, are hovering...

S&P 500 index funds hard to beat

...Chicago-based mutual fund ratings company. No matter if the managers invested in small-company stocks, real estate investment trusts, bonds or gold, they were whipped when stacked up against the S&P 500. That's why investors have been...

Fund investors still cautious, but eyeing riskier choices

...market are leaning toward these relatively safe funds, as well as any investment that promises income, such as real estate investment trusts, funds that focus on dividend-producing stocks and preferred stock. But there are signs that more people...