Changing macroeconomic trends suggest that REIT investors should reposition their portfolios to emphasize companies with strong cash-flow prospects, write Todd Lukasik and Imari Love. Such REITs are likely to withstand rising interest rates. Lukasik and Love caution that some REITs with short-term leases, usually an advantage, appear overpriced.
Confidence in the equipment-finance market dropped slightly between February and March. The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's index reached 58 last month, compared with 58.7 in February. Nearly 22% of industry professionals surveyed think business will improve in the next four months, up from 20% in February.
Confidence in the equipment-finance market has dropped to a reading of 58 this month, down from February's 58.7, according to an index by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The result indicates a stabilization of optimism, after the index rose for two straight months, analysts say.
Confidence in the equipment-finance industry increased this month, according to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry reached 61.7, compared with February's 59.6.