One Way to Play to This Top Long-Term Investment Strategy Now

In frustrating markets, a few long-term strategies can work well that investors may want to consider now. One such strategy is to invest in companies that pay dividends. Taking that approach gives investors a longer-term view.

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  • Within the dividend-paying universe, companies that have a history of raising their dividends tend to perform even better than those that just pay a dividend. Over time, the results can compound for market-beating performance, as long as investors remain patient.

    One such company that just raised its dividend it Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE). The REIT specializes in high-class office space catering to high-tech projects.

    Shares are down about 12 percent in the last year, even as shares have risen over 28 percent. The company just raised its dividend payment was well, allowing investors to get a starting yield of 2.8 percent.

    Action to take: Investors may like shares here as a long-term play. The stable cash flows from real estate, combined with modest leverage, can continue to allow the company to see its share price and dividend payouts rise over time.

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  • For traders, options are somewhat limited. But the January 2023 $170 calls, last going for about $9.50, offer a mid-double-digit return on a rally in shares in the coming months. The REIT is near its 52-week lows, and shares appear to be working to trend higher.


    Disclosure: The author of this article has no position in the company mentioned here, but may trade after the next 72 hours. The author receives no compensation from any of the companies mentioned in this article.

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