A new problem is emerging for cash-strapped income investors. Dividends may be coming in the form of more stock instead of cash.
Since coming off a mid-July low, the Dow Jones US Broadline Retailers Index has shown steady improvement. Dollar stores, club stores, Wal-Mart (WMT) and Amazon.com (AMZN) have been the best performers in the group over the last 6 months as consumers went in search of lower cost retailers to offset rising food and gas prices.
Each of the top 3 ETF sponsors has at least one domestic REIT fund. International and specialty REIT ETFs are also available.