First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund ETFFund
- Change 0.11 (0.5%)
- Volume 0.10 M
4:00 PM EDT May 17, 2013
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- Assets $537.4M
- Expense Ratio 0.50%
- Yield 1.69%
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US Equity ETF
First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the S&P REIT Composite Index.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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 don't advocate a...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. That's why exchange traded funds (ETFs) may offer an attractiv...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Number of Holdings: 128
Number of Holdings: 128
|10.1%||SPG||Simon Property Group...||Real Estate||55634720000||United States|
|4.4%||HCP||HCP Inc||Real Estate||24242180000||United States|
|4.3%||PSA||Public Storage||Real Estate||29983930000||United States|
|4.3%||VTR||Ventas Inc||Real Estate||23447390000||United States|
|3.9%||PLD||Prologis Inc||Real Estate||21093170000||United States|
|3.6%||HCN||Health Care REIT Inc||Real Estate||19568320000||United States|
|3.4%||EQR||Equity Residential||Real Estate||20170770000||United States|
|3.0%||BXP||Boston Properties In...||Real Estate||16465000000||United States|
|2.8%||AVB||AvalonBay Communitie...||Real Estate||16787550000||United States|
|2.7%||VNO||Vornado Realty Trust||Unknown||16232850000||United States|
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