Case for or against REITs in this environment?
Invested in a simple lazy portfolio that is 70% stocks, 30% bonds. I've been reading about REITs as a diversifier and LT investment, and I'm thinking to add 10-15% of real estate to help smooth out any big waves to come. Dividends look real nice and with the government intending to keep rates low, stable returns and dividends are attractive in this day and age. Is it a good move to add them? What's the case for or against REITs? Are there other better ways to get RE exposure if not thru REITS?