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  • 15 Most Read ETF Articles of the Week (May 9-13)

    05-13-2016 06:44 PM by Brenton Garen

    Each publishes news, strategy and commentary on ETFs in the realms of Commodities, Currency, Equities and Smart-Beta to name a few. Heres a look at the Top 15 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on ETF Trends, May 9-13, 2016. Click the headline to read the ful...

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  • 44 Best REITs ETFs to Generate Yields

    05-05-2016 04:39 PM by Max Chen

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and sector-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a good source of attractive payouts in a low-yield environment. REITs are securities that trade like a stock and invest in real estate directly through property ownership or mortgages. Co...

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  • Buybacks A Treat For REIT ETFs

    09-24-2015 03:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trust-related exchange traded funds may be returning value to investors through more than dividends as some REITs have been enacting share repurchasing programs. According to SNL Financial, an increasing number of REITs have instituted share repurchase p...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Real Estate Investment Trusts

    12-11-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund (NYSEArca: FRI), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $325.2 million Objective: The First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund tries to reflect the performance of the S&P United States REIT Index, which is comprised of rea...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: REIT Relief

    01-29-2014 11:39 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    With interest rates moving sharply lower in 2014 with a strong rally in Treasury Bonds (for reference, IEF (iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%) was trading with a $99 handle before the year began, currently $101.78), there appears to be interest in the ...

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  • As Market Rises, Some REIT ETFs Struggle

    11-25-2013 02:35 PM by Todd Shriber

    Heading into the start of Mondays trading session, the S&P 500 was up 2.6% in the past month. Scores of market-based and sector exchange traded funds have delivered trailing 30-day returns in excess of that 2.6%. Over that time, health care, staples and energy ETFs, just t...

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  • Top REIT ETFs for Commercial Real Estate, Yield

    04-26-2013 08:58 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking commercial real estate have outpaced the S&P 500 the past few years and more investors are gravitating to REIT ETFs for yield since interest rates are so low. Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) has a three year annualized return of 16.1%, outp...

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  • Yield, Outperformance Attract Investors to Real Estate ETFs

    12-18-2012 08:07 AM by Tom Lydon

    While investors have jumped into real estate investment trusts and exchange traded funds to cash in on the attractive yields, REITs prices have edged higher, causing some to take pause from a valuation standpoint. The MSCI U.S. REIT Index has gained an average 19% per year ove...

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  • Record Low Interest Rates Could Support REIT ETFs

    05-29-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trust, or REIT, exchange traded funds may continue to generate higher profits as interest rates remain suppressed. Even if rates do rise, REITs could follow higher growth as the assets move less like equities and more like real estate. According to a Par...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

    04-27-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are wary of real estate investment trusts since they crashed along with the market 2008 and failed to deliver their much-hyped diversification benefits. However, a desire for income and dividends could bring investors back to this beaten-down sector and REIT ETFs. Wi...

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  • Housing ETF Boom Is Not Quite Here, iShares Analyst Says

    03-29-2012 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Housing data seems positive, or at least less negative, and many observers are predicting a bottom. However, one analyst is still pessimistic on the housing-related exchange traded funds and other investments over the near-term as recent data remains mixed. "I dont advocate ag...

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  • Real Estate: List of REIT ETFs

    02-22-2012 04:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund investors have piled into dividend-generating investments after a year of high market volatility and low fixed-income yields, but there are other options available. For instance, real estate investment trusts, or REITs, also offer decent income streams. RE...

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  • REIT ETFs: The Best of All Worlds?

    02-04-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    If you're on the market for an investment that's been strong in recent months, kicks off nice dividends and, oh, also has relatively low risk, REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be for you. Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, generate some of the highest yields and w...

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  • Can REIT ETFs Keep On Outperforming?

    01-12-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Last year, real estate investment trust exchange traded funds (ETFs) left the broader markets in the dust. Is it too much to hope for more of the same in 2011? Last year was a lucrative one for these investments, finishing 2010 with a gain of nearly 28%. Those returns matched ...

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  • REIT ETFs Are Picking Up Steam

    11-29-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are presenting opportunity as some of the largest commercial real estate companies have raised their dividends. Related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a good way to access this segment of the market.REIT investment and the ETFs that hold th...

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  • Signs of Strength in Commercial REIT ETFs

    11-05-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the housing market struggles, there are signs that the pain felt in the commercial real estate sector might be leveling off, meaning the good times could continue in REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs). Kathleen M. Howley for Bloomberg reports that analysts are calling a b...

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  • REIT ETFs Quietly Storm the Markets

    09-30-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While people don't seem too interested in the residential and commercial real estate markets, real estate investment trust (REIT) exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been doing quite well. Timothy Strauts, an ETF analyst for Morningstar, remarked that "REIT ETFs are leading the...

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  • 5 Good Things About REIT ETFs

    09-14-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    If you think the entire real estate sector is done for, you haven't been paying attention to REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs). Year-to-date, they have dusted the markets. Investors are desperate for income and bank deposits pay almost nothing while bond yields have collapsed...

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  • REIT ETFs Outperform the S&P 500

    08-11-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Did you think real estate was dead? Not so fast - REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs) have actually handily outperformed the broader market year-to-date. Will it last? The standout performance of real estate ETFs this year has triggered a notion that the worst may be over for co...

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  • Homebuilder ETFs Lose Steam, REITs Gain It

    07-20-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Homebuilder exchange traded funds (ETFs) seem to have become the market's punching bags. Confidence is at lows and activity plummeted last month. A pullback for all housing market measures has been seen in the Housing Market Index, suggesting that the rally in the first part o...

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  • How REIT ETFs Can Diversify Your Portfolio

    06-12-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Good news: You don't have to actually go out and buy real estate to have real estate exposure. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that hold real estate investment trusts (REITs) are just one of the easier ways to get your fix. REITs invest their capital in real estate, and you can i...

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  • 6 ETF Opportunities in Challenged Markets

    05-05-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The stock market may seem like a double-edged sword right now. Despite nearly doubling from its March 2009 lows, there are still potholes ahead. But the best times to invest are before everything seems fine and dandy. Thats why exchange traded funds (ETFs) may offer an attractive...

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  • Real Estate ETFs: More Crises to Come, or a Sector on the Mend?

    02-17-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Many months after the real estate bubble popped and sent the world spinning into crisis, people are left asking whether any recovery is in sight or if we're just gearing up for another round of pain in the market and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Some analysts say that the re...

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  • The Future of Commercial Real Estate ETFs

    11-10-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As we take a moment to reflect on the past year, it becomes obvious that the housing market bust crippled the economy. What made this cyclical bust in the real estate and related exchange traded fund (ETF) markets different from the others? Unrealistic assumptions, multiple la...

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  • How Owning REIT ETFs Can Benefit You

    10-18-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investments and REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs) can be a good addition to any portfolio for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that they deliver diversification and high exposure at a lower cost. The decline in the market should not dissuade any investo...

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  • Why REIT ETFs May Be Poised to Prosper

    08-27-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Many analysts and experts feel that real estate investment trusts, or REITs, and REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be poised for a rally that resembles the heady 1990s once the market recovers. Once the commercial property market begins to recover, real estate investmen...

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  • REITs Struggle, But REIT ETFs May Be Just Fine

    08-20-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) could be facing a mountain of trouble. But if the sector's shares and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) play their cards right, they could emerge from the mess unscathed. REITs own a range of real estate, including office buildings, st...

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  • REIT ETFs: Will They Collapse or Prosper?

    08-13-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    REITs, or real estate investment trusts, and their related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have long been eyed as the "next shoe to drop." So far, though, that shoe is still up in the air. Is it still primed for a fall? As early as 2008, stories were warning that the commercial ...

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  • REIT ETFs: Will They Struggle or Thrive?

    07-30-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The recession has taken its toll on commercial real estate and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the sector. Lately, though, there's been some debate about whether it's time to get in or if investors should wait it out awhile longer. Of the commercial real estate se...

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  • What It Will Take to Right Real Estate ETFs

    06-13-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    When the housing bubble burst, real estate prices, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), plummeted. But many Americans are still unable to afford the price tags on their dream homes. The cost of land, homebuilding, taxes and homeownership exceeds what many people ar...

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  • Why REIT ETFs Are Recovering

    06-03-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs) give investors a broad base of real estate exposure while giving great tax benefits to the corporations that help build them up. They are the latest vehicle of interest for exposure during the markets latest rebound. The past two years have b...

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  • When Real Estate and ETFs Hit Bottom, How Long Will It Stay There?

    05-27-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The housing market, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), may see a bottom eventually, but this low point could drag on for awhile. The U.S. housing market slump that caused median home values to depreciate 24% since 2006 could bottom out next month but economists a...

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  • Have Housing Market and ETFs Hit Bottom?

    05-06-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Many analysts consider the housing market to be a leading indicator of the health of the U.S. economy, but the bigger question on exchange traded fund (ETF) investors' minds is "Have we hit the bottom?" Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said yesterday that he sees a botto...

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  • As More Hands Reach for Bailout Money, Which ETFs Could Benefit?

    12-23-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Recent news of the automaker, biotechnology, and financial industries' bid for some of that bailout goodness now has the debilitated commercial real-estate sector wanting to jump in the freeloading bandwagon so as to mitigate the industry and subsequent REIT exchange traded funds...

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  • Is a New Blow Coming for Real Estate ETFs?

    12-18-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As we hear about home foreclosures and defaults on loans across the country, the commercial real estate market and its related REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs) brace for a possible multi-billion dollar collapse of troubled property loans. Real Capital Analytics, a New York re...

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  • How Lower Mortgage Rates Could Help Housing ETFs

    12-04-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A new Treasury plan to lower mortgage rates is getting some criticism, but the health of related exchange traded funds (ETFs) could change. Mortgage rates could be falling to 4.5% if the plan goes through, but many feel that this will stem the bleeding for a short time, and le...

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  • REIT ETFs Under Pressure

    10-15-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As companies go under and leave behind vacant office complexes across the country, REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs) feel the emptiness. It's also certainly dampening any demand for new office space. New York, for one, is looking at the end of its long-running building boom. ...

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  • Manufacturing, Mortgages Extend ETF Slump

    10-01-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading down this morning, but for once it's not completely related to the impending $700 billion bailout plan. Instead, it's largely because a key measure of manufacturing in the United States fell sharply. The Institute for Supply ...

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  • Bank Failures Could Take Down REIT ETFs

    09-16-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The financial crisis has hurt the sector's exchange traded funds (ETFs), but there's another victim: the New York City REIT. Two prominent New York office REITs have been hit hard by the potential Bank of America (BAC)/Merrill Lynch (MER) acquisition, Lehman's (LEH) bankruptcy...

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  • Commercial Real Estate, ETFs Could Be the Next Bust

    08-26-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The residential housing market has deteriorated sharply this year, and Wall Street had banked on the commercial real estate loans, investments and exchange traded funds (ETFs) keeping their ground. Recently, bankers have reason to believe that the overall commercial property m...

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  • Consumers, Real Estate ETFs Looking Up

    07-29-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Home prices are down and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are up. The Case-Shiller index of 20 cities in the United States fell 15.8% in May compared with a year ago, a record decline since its 2000 inception, reports J.W. Elphinstone for the Associated Press. Not one city in the ...

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  • Foreclosures Triple, But Real Estate ETFs Don't Seem Wounded

    07-25-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Foreclosures shot up a whopping 121% in one year, a percentage that could hold back exchange traded funds (ETFs) that focus on the real estate market. About 220,000 homes were repossessed in the second quarter, triple the number from the same quarter last year, reports Les Chr...

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