# To the Moon: REITs Rocket Higher with Rates on the Decline
At the day’s end, REITs catapulted higher, crushing the competition as they surged ahead. Today’s clear lesson? Investors, typically wary of owning REITs during rate hikes, now clamor for a piece of the pie as rates plummet. The intriguing twist? A decline in rates propelling both equity REITs and mortgage REITs to unprecedented heights together.
The moon, the undeniable realm of real estate, seems destined for a rendezvous with these soaring REITs – an inevitable alignment. Do not be oblivious to this euphoric ascent. It’s impacting the equity REITs significantly. These companies dabble in the ownership, operation, and financing of income-generating real estate across diverse property sectors.
Now, as interest rates climb, the costs of property financing for REITs experience a surge, potentially slowing the growth of their portfolios. On the flip side, when rates plummet, borrowing becomes cheaper, offering potential for enhanced profits and robust dividend growth. And thus, like the ebb and flow of the tides, the influence of interest rates on REITs remains palpable.
Enter mortgage REITs! Diverging from their traditional counterparts, these entities predominantly focus on investing in mortgage-related assets. Their modus operandi centers around the utilization of leverage to finance their investments, aiming to widen their returns on equity. A drastic increase in rates would usually spell doom for these mortgage REITs, but today’s narrative unfolds differently, with the dip in rates imparting a much-needed boost to their fortunes.
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