Investment income is a type of income earned by investing in stocks, bonds, or other assets. It can come in the form of dividends, interest, or capital gains. Dividend income is the fruit from the labor of investing your money in the stock market. Further, Dividend Income is a primary vehicle for creating wealth for many investors. Dividend income is paid out from companies to shareholders in the form of cash payments.
Realty Income announced its third quarter earnings results on November 3. The trust reported that it generated revenues of $840 million during the quarter, up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. Of this total, $777.2 million was generated from rental income and $62.8 million was generated from interest income.
Officially, the Dividend Aristocrats are members of the S&P 500 that have increased their dividend for 25 consecutive years. Realty Income is a real estate Investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates a large portfolio of rental properties across the United States. Realty Income has increased its dividend for 48 consecutive quarters and is a member of the Dividend Aristocrats.