A Real Estate Play That Won't Give You Ulcers

Real estate investments rarely get respect these days. Yet one group is doing very well: health care real estate investment trusts (REITs), which are publicly traded companies that invest in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health-oriented properties. In 1990, the eight health REITs averaged a total return of 21%, while REITs overall declined 15% and the stock market fell 3%. In 1991, shares of health care REITs have climbed 28%.

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