My bank deposit cleared, so I bought $250 worth of Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGH), and another $250 worth of PrimeWest Energy Trust (PWI). Both of these are Canadian energy royalty trusts. PWI has a yield of 12.30% and PGH has a yield of 11.23%. And the values of both have outpaced the S&P 500 by a wide margin. They both aquire properties with oil and natural gas potential. A large percentage of the money made is passed on to shareholders. So like a REIT where I would own a small percentage of a collection of properties and get a small percentage of the rents collected after expenses, with an energy trust, I own a small percentage of a collection of oil and gas fields, and get a small percentage of the money made from them. We always need energy! Both of these purchases were in my Roth IRA for the 2004 tax year. It will be nice that they are in the Roth IRA, because since they earn high dividends, the dividends will be tax free.