Five Oaks Investment Corp (OAKS) is yet another excellent, yield-generating real estate investment trust (REIT). However, it’s by far the “newest” kid on the block of REITs we’ve looked at lately. This opportunity first appeared on the NYSE last March. But OAKS hasn’t wasted any time in setting up a robust dividend for investors, yielding 14.3 percent, derived from its leveraged portfolio of residential real estate properties. It is important to note, though, that during the past year, OAKS’ shares have lost almost 24 percent of their value. But according to the good folks at SeekingAlpha.com, that’s a dip to buy rather than a blip to fear because of the company’s strong financials. “Five Oaks has a profit margin of 87.55%, returns on assets and equity of 0.48% and 3.23%, respectively, and earnings per share of $0.88.” Not bad. So if you’re not afraid of buying shares of a baby REIT at a discount, while still earning a yield of 14.3 percent, Five Oaks could be your play.
Stock markets across the globe steadied this past week, as markets bounced strongly from oversold levels just in time for the start of Q2.
The Dow Jones rose 1.01% and the S&P 500 matched it closely with a gain of 1.07%. The NASDAQ steadied with a gain of 0.80%, and the MCSI Emerging Markets Index continued its recovery, rising 4.22%.
Big gainers in your Alpha Investor Letter portfolio included Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), jumping 5.01%; the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity
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