REITs are proving an Attractive Option, claims AAA

AAA claims that commercial property investment trusts are a great option for alternative investors.

Boston, MA, USA, August 4, 2012 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) claims that commercial property investment trusts are a great option for alternative investors.

The alternative investment advocacy group claims that recent results showing impressive returns from real estate investment trusts (REITs) demonstrate how alternatives are regularly outperforming more traditional asset classes, such as equities.

Recent statistics show that average annualized returns from REITs total 33 per cent over the past three years, illustrating the kinds of returns people can see if they invest in income-producing property at the right time. REITs offer extra benefits to investors as they are obliged to distribute 90 per cent of their taxable income to shareholder to avoid the kind of taxes that other corporate property owners pay.

Investors usually receive payouts each quarter, which they take as dividend or cash. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index average dividend yield is just 2.1 per cent, compared with an average yield of 3.2 per cent for REITs.

Investing in real estate is a popular option at the moment, with house prices in the US finally increasing once more. Many of those who took the risk and bought property when the prices were at rock bottom will already be reaping the returns. AAA's analysis partner Anthony Johnson said, "It's not surprising that investors are putting their cash into solid investments such as bricks and mortar, precious metals, commodities and timberland. Getting something in return for your cash rather than simply some shares, is increasingly attractive."

He added that REITS are attractive as low interest rates make it difficult to earn much interest without taking a risk on an asset class that can earn well each month. Like forestry investment through firms like Greenwood Management, REITs allow investors to receive income while holding onto an asset that will also produce healthy returns when it is sold off.

About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

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IAPAM Announces Next Date for hCG Training: September 21, 2012

A recent study found that, "more than 1.7 billion people worldwide may be classified as overweight and need appropriate medical or surgical treatment with the goal of sustainable weight loss." To meet this consumer demand, the IAPAM helps physicians enter this lucrative market, by offering their physician-led hCG Training in Scottsdale, Arizona on September 21, 2012. Physicians will learn and receive everything they need to start safely and profitably offering hCG for weight loss to their patients as they go back-to-school and back-to-work.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - August 4, 2012 -- Researchers in Canada recently published a study that found "that over a six-year period 43% of the patients of a weight-management clinic dropped out of the program before achieving sustainable weight loss." The study also found that "substantial early weight loss," like that associated with an hCG program or bariatric surgery, served as a successful motivator to continue a weight loss program, and that of those patients who achieved a substantial early weight loss, only 12% dropped out of the their program.

To that end, the IAPAM ( has trained over 700 physicians on how to effectively offer hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) for “substantial early weight loss” to their patients. To date, well over 26,000 patients have successfully lost weight on hCG using the IAPAM's Exclusive hCG Diet (, based on Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches (
Join the IAPAM for its next hCG Training session of 2012, on September 21, 2012, and offer hCG for Weight Loss to your patients as they prepare to go back-to-school and back-to-work after the summer.

The IAPAM's hCG Training includes everything a physician needs to add this program to a practice, such as:

- Detailed IAPAM hCG Program Protocols
- Patient selection criteria
- Common medical hCG contraindications
- Consent forms, medical history forms
- Patient hCG Program Guidebook to offer patients (hCG friendly recipes, food journal, tips)
- Patient PowerPoint presentations for the waiting room
- Phone scripts & call logs for your staff
- Legal/Insurance considerations, and current FDA status
- hCG ordering information and special pharmaceutical hCG pricing
- Special hCG Facebook discussion forum
- VLCD/LCD diet programs
- Meal replacement diet programs
- Ketogenic based diet programs
- Utilizing B6/B12 injections in weight loss
- Using prescription appetite suppressants in weight loss
- Metabolism testing as a profit center
- Laser assisted lipolysis
- Listing of one's hCG Clinic in the IAPAM's NEW hCG Diet Clinic Directory (

Moreover, the IAPAM's respected program is taught by true hCG experts who operate hCG weight loss clinics, and who have completed the hCG Protocol themselves. This allows physicians and their staff to learn from the faculty's vast experience. Finally, the IAPAM's hCG Training is the only Physician hCG Training program in North America approved for a special medical malpractice rate for those who have attended and have been certified by the IAPAM. This medical malpractice coverage is not offered to any other hCG training program.

For additional information or to register for the September 21, 2012 hCG Training, please contact the IAPAM, at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 708, or visit or

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website ( or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 708