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Jun 11, 2021
CubeSmart Outperforms and Boosts Its Full-Year Guidance
Image Source: CubeSmart – June 2021 IR Presentation. We continue to be huge fans of CubeSmart and like the self-storage REIT as an idea in the High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio. A greater percentage of US households have been turning to self-storage offerings over the past several decades in order to maximize their living space in an economical manner according to data cited by Public Storage (another idea included in the High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio) and Extra Space Storage. Secular tailwinds support CubeSmart’s promising growth outlook. Shares of CUBE are up 38% year-to-date as of the end of normal trading hours on June 10, easily outpacing the 12% gain seen in the S&P 500 during this period before taking dividend considerations into account. As of this writing, shares of CUBE yield ~2.9%.
Jun 9, 2021
Public Storage and Philip Morris Are Stellar High-Yielding Opportunities
Image Shown: Shares of Public Storage (depicted by the orange line) and Philip Morris International Inc (depicted by the blue line) have outperformed the S&P 500 (depicted by the yellow line) year-to-date as of midday trading on June 9, before taking dividend considerations into account. We continue to be huge fans of Public Storage and Philip Morris and include both firms as ideas in the High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio. Public Storage, the self-storage real estate investment trust (‘REIT’) primarily focused on the US, and Philip Morris International, the global tobacco giant behind the Marlboro brand and the IQOS offering, are two of our favorite high-yielding ideas. As one can see in the graphic, shares of PSA and PM have outperformed the S&P 500 year-to-date, as of midday trading on June 9, before taking dividend considerations into account. We include both Public Storage and Philip Morris as ideas in the High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio.
Jun 1, 2021
ICYMI -- Video: Exclusive 2020 -- Furthering the Financial Discipline
In this 40+ minute video jam-packed with must-watch content, Valuentum's President Brian Nelson talks about the Theory of Universal Valuation and how his work is furthering the financial discipline. Learn the pitfalls of factor investing and modern portfolio theory and how the efficient markets hypothesis holds little substance in the wake of COVID-19. He'll talk about what companies Valuentum likes and why, and which areas he's avoiding. This and more in Valuentum's 2020 Exclusive conference call.
May 15, 2021
Two High-Quality REITs with Promising Outlooks: Digital Realty (DLR) and Realty Income (O)
Image Shown: An overview of Digital Realty Trust Inc’s expansive geographical footprint. Image Source: Digital Realty Trust Inc – First Quarter of 2021 IR Earnings Presentation. The real estate investment trust (‘REIT’) industry is steadily recovering from the coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) pandemic. Generally speaking, rent collection rates are on the rise as vaccine distribution efforts are helping enable the economy to slowly open back up, allowing many commercial activities to resume in earnest. Let's have a look at the latest earnings reports from two high-quality REITs in this article.
Mar 22, 2021
Our Reports on the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Our stock reports on the diversified REIT sector can be found in this article. Reports include CONE, DLR, FRT, O, REG, SPG, WPC, PEAK, HR, LTC, OHI, UHT, VTR, WELL, PSA, EQIX, CUBE, EXR, IRM.
Feb 21, 2021
Two High-Quality REITs Report Earnings: Crown Castle and Digital Realty
Image Shown: Crown Castle International Corp. forecasts that its core financial metrics will continue to grow in 2021. Image Source: Crown Castle International Corp. – Fourth Quarter of 2020 IR Earnings Presentation. To avoid many of the risks inherent when seeking out high-yielding income generating opportunities, we focus on locating firms with resilient business models that can churn out meaningful cash flows in almost any environment. Crown Castle and Digital Realty Trust are two high-quality REITs with nice yields and promising outlooks. We continue to like exposure to both CCI and DLR in the High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio.
Feb 13, 2021
The Role of Luck in Investing and How To Think About It
Image: EpicTop10.com.  For every Amazon that made it, there are hundreds, maybe thousands, from the dot-com era that didn't. Very few remember Pets.com or etoys.com, both of which went belly up during the dot-com meltdown. For every Tesla, there is a DeLorean Motor Co. We might have completely forgotten about DeLorean were it not for the blockbuster movie, Back To The Future, that immortalized its futuristic sports car. For every streaming enterprise like Netflix, there is a Napster that failed. Most of us probably don't even remember the original Napster, which encountered legal troubles before closing shop shortly after the dot-com bust. For every Alphabet, there's an AltaVista or Netscape. For every Apple, there is a Palm or Blackberry. Who remembers how popular the Palm Pilot and Blackberry were? How about the Motorola Razr? For every Facebook, there is a Myspace or Friendster. As investors, we underestimate the role of luck in a company's long-term success. In February 2000, a month before the dot-com market crash, a fledgling Amazon raised $672 million in convertible notes to European investors. If the company hadn't done so, there'd likely be no Amazon today, and one of the wealthiest men in the world, Jeff Bezos, might have just been a mere footnote in stock market history. Amazon would have been insolvent in 2001-2002 just like many of its other dot-com peers.
Dec 16, 2020
Public Storage Receives Interest from Activist Investor
Image Shown: A look at Public Storage’s geographical footprint at the end of 2019, keeping in mind some of these properties are owned by its strategic partners. Image Source: Public Storage – 2019 Annual Report. We are big fans of the self-storage industry and include Public Storage in the High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio. One of the greatest things about Public Storage is the ability for this self-storage real estate investment trust (‘REIT’) to generate sizable positive free cash flows, a rarity in the REIT world. We have covered this dynamic in detail in the past. Shares of PSA yield ~3.6% as of this writing, and we see room for significant payout growth in the coming years. Recently, Public Storage received a letter from a major activist investor that seeks to shake up the company to improve the REIT’s ability to reward shareholders going forward.
Nov 10, 2020
Public Storage Continues to Shine
Image Shown: Shares of Public Storage have recovered from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic and have been on an upward climb over the past few months. On November 4, Public Storage reported earnings for the third quarter of 2020. As expected, headwinds created by the coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) pandemic weighed on its financial performance during this period; however, that did not stop the self-storage real estate investment trust (‘REIT’) from being very free cash flow positive. The long-term outlook for the self-storage industry in metropolitan areas in the US and elsewhere remains quite promising given the desire for households to maximize living space within their housing unit at a given budget. We include shares of Public Storage in our High Yield Dividend Newsletter portfolio and shares of PSA yield 3.5% as of this writing.
Nov 9, 2020
CubeSmart Is One of Our Favorite REITs
Image Source: CubeSmart – October 2020 Deluxe Storage Transaction IR Presentation. We continue to be huge fans of the self-storage industry, and CubeSmart is one of our favorite REITs in the space. The ability for self-storage REITs to generate sizable free cash flows in almost any operating environment highlights the resilience of their business model. Going forward, due to CubeSmart’s apparent ability to tap capital markets at attractive rates, we view the REIT’s forward-looking payout coverage favorably.


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