ETF Resumé

IYRTicker Symbol

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund ETFFund

 

69.24

  • Change 0.04 (0.1%)
  • Volume 14.94 M

4:00 PM EDT Oct 1, 2014
U.S. Markets are closed

  • Assets $3,778.2M
  • Expense Ratio 0.45%
  • Yield 3.64%
  • Vs 50 Day EMA %
  • Vs 200 Day EMA %

US Equity ETF

iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund's objective seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index. The Fund will concentrate its investments in the real estate industry sector of the U.S. equity market to approximately the same extent the Index is so concentrated.

Performance
TODAY 1 DAY 5 DAY 10 DAY 1 MO 3 MO 6 MO 1 YR 2 YR 5 YR
0.1% 0.1% 0.0% -2.2% -5.8% -2.9% 3.5% 11.1% 17.1% 105.1%
Last Close Volume
AVG VOL (10 D) CHANGE
13,311,004 11.5%
Trend on Last Close
  Price EMA EMA P DATE CROSSED
50 DAY 69.24 71.78 -3.5% 09-12-2014
200 DAY 69.24 70.13 -1.3% 09-23-2014
Technical
ALPHA BETA R2 STD DEV
0.0044 1.135 0.556 0.062
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    09-03-2014 01:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the world's largest issuer of exchange traded funds, announced that it is reducing fees on 24 of its sector and industry ETFs by one basis point. Fees on iShares ETFs tend to fluctuate modestly as the funds gain or lose assets, indicating ...

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  • The Stars Align for REIT ETFs

    08-10-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As Treasury yields fall to a 14-month low, real estate investment trust-related exchange traded funds are outperforming the broader equities market and are attracting income-minded investors. Year-to-date, the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) has gained 17.2%, iShares Dow Jon...

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  • REIT ETFs Enjoying Strong Fundamentals

    07-09-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trust-related exchange traded funds have oscillated with interest rate expectations, rising this year as rates declined and falling when rates jump. However, some industry experts are down playing the negative effects of rate risk and argue that the sector'...

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  • REIT ETFs Look Pricey After This Year's Rally

    06-26-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real Estate Investment Trusts, along with related exchange traded funds, have rallied this year as interest rates dipped and investors sought out income-generating assets. Now, some are growing concerned that the asset may be overheating. Year-to-date, the Vanguard REIT ETF (N...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Global Giants, U.S. Dividends

    06-07-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another round of record highs on Friday, 221 exchange traded funds also joined the all-time high club. Several of those funds were among this week's group of most searched ETFs on ETF Trends, a group that is an intere...

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  • REIT ETF Ready to Rocket Higher

    06-02-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The much discussed almost 18% plunge in 10-year Treasury yields this year has been a boon for rate-sensitive real estate investment trusts and the relevant exchange traded funds. Just look at the $5.5 billion iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (NYSEArca: IYR), which is up 13.8% year...

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  • A Deep Bench ETF Strategy

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    There are close to 1,600 U.S.-listed exchange traded products, but some advisors and strategists prefer to traverse just a small percentage of the overall ETP landscape. Others prefer maintaining a deeper bench of options. "Like a baseball player that pulls the ball as much as...

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  • Diversify a Fixed-Income Portfolio with Alternative ETFs

    05-08-2014 02:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    After another rush to bonds this year, some argue that debt assets are beginning to look less attractive. Instead, fixed-income investors can consider alternative assets and related exchange traded funds to get their yield fix. "There's just no value in the bond market," Jeffr...

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  • Rebounding Economy Sends Cash Into ETFs

    05-05-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Last Friday, the Labor Department said U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs in April, the largest monthly gain in over two years, while the unemployment rate fell to 6.3%. Inflows to exchange traded funds indicate the jobs number is the just the latest data point investors view as a...

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  • REIT ETFs Strengthen on Recovering Economy

    05-01-2014 01:47 PM by Max Chen

    After a poor showing last year, real estate investment trust exchange traded funds are outpacing the broader markets and could continue to outshine common stocks. Year-to-date, the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) has gained 13.7%, iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate Index Fund ...

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  • Rate-Sensitive REIT ETFs Rebound

    03-19-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dragged to laggard status during last year's spike in 10-year Treasury yields, interest rate-sensitive real estate investment trusts (REITs) and the exchange traded funds that hold those stocks have rebounded in noticeable fashion in 2014. Year-to-date, the Vanguard REIT ETF (...

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  • Real Estate ETFs Asset Inflows Already Surpass All Of 2013

    03-10-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have funneled more money into real estate exchange traded funds so far this year than all of 2013 as interest rates level off and property values strengthen. For this year through March 6, real estate ETFs attracted $3 billion in asset inflows, or 31% of all money go...

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  • Global REIT ETF Ready to Roll Higher

    02-11-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    On the back of declining Treasury yields, exchange traded funds holding real estate investment trusts (REITs) have rebounded this year. After lagging the broader market in a big way last year, the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ), iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (NYSEArca: IYR) ...

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  • REIT ETFs Rock Higher as Rates Fall

    02-10-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds holding real estate investment trusts (REITs) were laggards last year as Treasury yields spiked. Fortunately for income investors, 10-year Treasury yields have dipped 10.4% this year, turning some of the largest REIT ETFs from market laggards to leaders. ...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: REIT Relief

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    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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  • 6 Ways to Fight Inflation with ETFs

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    While not as big a problem right now, inflation will eventually begin to rise as years of loose monetary policies and stimulus measures put pressure on prices. Meanwhile, exchange traded fund investors have a number of options to hedge against a rise in consumer prices. In a w...

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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 Monday's 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 ...

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  • Big REIT ETF is Must-See TV for Chartists

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    Exchange traded funds offering exposure to real estate investment trusts (REITs) were punished when 10-year Treasury yields spiked earlier this year. As 10-year yields have receded, some of the luster has been restored to popular REIT ETFs such as the Vanguard REIT Index ETF (...

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  • Two ETF Plays for Your Retirement Income Portfolio

    10-16-2013 02:52 PM by Tom Lydon

    Retirees who are managing their portfolios should not chase after returns. Instead, most exchange traded fund investors saving for retirement should include strategic allocations and find opportunities in alternative income investments. For instance, Michael Fabian, a managing...

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  • Rising Interest Rates Pull REIT ETFs Toward Bear Market

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    Real estate investment trust exchange traded funds are taking a beating as investors push rates higher in anticipation of the Federal Reserve reversing its accommodative stance. "The biggest risk to the sector is the prospect of rising interest rates," according to Morningstar...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Real Estate Investment Trusts

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    U.S. Real Estate based ETFs have shown positive performance YTD despite some recent bloodletting in notable funds like VNQ (Vanguard REIT, Expense Ratio 0.10%) and IYR (iShares REIT, Expense Ratio 0.48%) but a number of International/Globally based REIT ETFs have simply not parti...

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  • Diversified REIT ETFs for Dividend Yields

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    Real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds were pressured during the Fed "tapering" scare. Nevertheless, a diversified REIT fund helps long-term investors generate stable yields. Instead of trying to time the exact bottom in a REIT stock, a person can buil...

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  • Top REIT ETFs for Commercial Real Estate, Yield

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    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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  • 'Steady Diet' of Real Estate ETFs Can Help Boost Yield

    11-06-2012 08:29 AM by Tom Lydon

    Yield is the name of the game for exchange traded fund investors these days. Interest rates are low and many asset classes that usually supply a decent yield have gone lower, causing investors to seek income in unusual areas of the market. REITs, or real estate investment trusts,...

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  • Dividend, REIT and High-Yield ETFs for Income

    10-08-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Income generating exchange traded funds are the hot spot in 2012. Investors have flocked to them in droves and bid up prices, but there are still pockets of the market that offer yield as interest rates remain grounded. "It is hard to find bargains in this market for dividend ...

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  • REIT ETFs Attract Income Hunters

    09-21-2012 03:33 PM by Tom Lydon

    The demand for yield is stronger than ever, evidenced by investors searching every corner of the market for income. The relatively higher yield generated by real estate investment trusts has been popular with retail investors piling into focused exchange traded funds. "We beli...

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  • ETFs to Capture a Turnaround in the Housing Market

    08-08-2012 07:05 AM by Tom Lydon

    The housing market has stagnated for years after the subprime bust and financial crisis, but the sector, along with related exchange traded funds, is finally starting to show signs of a recovery. Clayton Homes, the largest producer and financier of U.S. manufactured homes, ann...

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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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  • Is the Bottom In for Real Estate ETFs?

    03-23-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The real estate market has been stuck in a lull for years now, but Wall Street's so-called smart money is expecting a recovery in housing. Investors who believe in a continued rebound may take a look at real estate-related exchange traded fund options. While housing starts num...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Global Real Estate

    03-02-2012 10:40 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    The rally in emerging markets has contributed to solid returns in the Global REIT space, which is rather well represented these days in the ETF universe with a number of potential investment choices. Currently, the most popular fund in the category is SPDR DJ International Rea...

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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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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Real Estate Investment Trusts

    09-20-2011 10:30 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    The real estate market is often much in focus in periodic business headlines, as most market participants understand the dynamics involved in buying (selling) and owning homes as well as the price fluctuations that affect commercial properties. The largest real estate focused ...

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  • REIT ETF Investors Looking for Debt Ceiling Resolution

    07-29-2011 01:48 PM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trust (REIT) exchange traded funds (ETFs) take a hit on growing concern that the ability to finance REITs will be crippled if the debt ceiling is not raised and the U.S. is forced to default. iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund (NYSEArca: IYR) ...

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  • REIT ETFs Look Expensive After Big Run: Strategist

    07-26-2011 01:24 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that invest in real estate investment trusts have roughly doubled the return of the S&P 500 so far this year with the rally fueled in part on investors' hunger for income. "With yields low and likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future, everyo...

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  • Riskier Sector ETFs Lead Stock Bounce

    06-22-2011 01:10 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that invest in some of the market's riskier sectors have seen the sharpest rallies in the bounce in stocks over the past week. The list includes ETFs for precious metals miners, real estate, small-caps, financials, homebuilders and sugar. The strong re...

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  • Options Traders Bet Against REITs as Small-Cap ETF Launches

    06-15-2011 01:08 PM by John Spence

    Investors recently got the first small-cap ETF tracking real estate investment trusts, but some options traders are positing for a pullback in REIT exchange traded funds. IndexIQ this week launched IQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF (NYSE Arca: ROOF). "Performance among both s...

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  • Greece Bailout Catapults Stock ETFs Higher

    05-31-2011 10:49 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stock exchange traded funds (ETFs) jumped at the opening of trading on the prospect of Greece getting help resolving its debt crisis as investors overlooked the negative S&P/Case Shiller home price index. European stocks rose Tuesday on hopes that a new aid deal for Greece...

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  • Builder ETFs in Focus on Pending Home Sales

    05-27-2011 07:34 AM by Tom Lydon

    Homebuilder exchange traded funds have risen this week as investors have digested reports on new-home sales, house prices and Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) earnings. On Friday, markets will get a report on pending home sales for April. The National Association of Realtors is relea...

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  • U.S. Recovery Doesn't Extend To Housing ETFs

    04-26-2011 06:36 AM by Tom Lydon

    Housing-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been stuck in neutral in 2011 as buyers stay on the sidelines, even with median home prices hitting record lows. In the last quarter of 2010, the number of people who believed a house was a safe investment diminished to 64% fro...

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  • Will Higher Rates Crimp Real Estate ETFs?

    04-10-2011 07:23 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate exchange traded funds (ETFs) have bounced in a range so far in 2011 along with Treasury yields, but higher rates could hurt the sector as the borrowing costs of companies and home buyers rise. Within real estate ETFs, there are funds tracking the commercial and res...

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  • Markets and ETFs Pause After Rally

    03-22-2011 08:39 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the markets are taking a breather this morning after a three-day rally.  Markets are relatively flat in early trading. Oil prices were lower after the Japanese government approved the release of 22 days' worth of oil reserves to assist areas ...

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  • ETFs Respond To Disappointing Economic Data

    03-16-2011 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) headed lower Wednesday following disappointing U.S. economic news and worries about the nuclear crisis in Japan. Housing starts posted their biggest decline in 27 years in February, while building permits dropped to their lowest level on record, s...

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  • Higher Oil Prices Hold Back ETFs

    03-09-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are mixed early Wednesday, casting doubt on any follow-up on the previous session's gains, as Wall Street marked the second anniversary of the bull market. Applications for home mortgages jumped to the highest level in three months last week, buoy...

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  • Real Estate ETFs May Not Be At the Bottom...Yet

    02-24-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the overall economy is improving, real estate exchange traded funds (ETFs) are still moving along in fits and starts. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index revealed that U.S. home values dropped 3.9% in the fourth quarter of 2010 year-over-year. It was the worst performa...

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  • ETFs React to State of the Union

    01-26-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) jumped before paring gains as the markets digested President Obama's State of the Union address, economic reports and the latest round of corporate earnings. Sales of new single-family homes rose in December to an annual rate of 329,000 on a seaso...

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  • ETFs for the (Slowly) Improving Housing Market

    01-20-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    December's jump in existing home sales has given exchange traded fund (ETF) investors cause for a little more optimism. But is it really time to dive in now? Existing home sales jumped 12.8% last month. That's stellar, especially when you consider that this was all in the mid...

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  • ETFs Stay Afloat Despite Housing and Consumer News

    12-28-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETFs are off to a flat start for Wall Street with investors focused on disappointing housing-price and consumer-confidence data, but volumes are thin with many traders still out for the holidays. Home prices tumbled in October, according to data released Tuesday, with six cit...

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  • Homebuilder ETFs: Bottom In Sight?

    12-23-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Homebuilder exchange traded funds (ETFs) are looking far better than they did just a few months ago, but you can't exactly say the same for the U.S. housing market. Sure, there has been a lot of improvement in the market this year. U.S. housing starts rose to a better-than-...

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  • Commercial Real Estate ETFs: Boom or Bust?

    04-10-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been on a tear lately, with two funds pocketing 100% year over year. What investors need to know is whether the rally in real estate ETFs still has some steam. Gary Gordon of ETF Expert doesn't think so. He expects REIT ETFs "to ta...

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  • Consumer Confidence Bolsters ETFs Early

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

    There's good news and there's bad news, and it's pulling exchange traded funds (ETFs) in opposite directions this a.m. American consumer confidence is on the mend after slumping in February, but shoppers are still cautious. What does it mean? The Consumer Confidence Index san...

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  • The Top 10 ETFs Investors Are Trading

    03-17-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's often been said that the top 10 exchange traded funds (ETFs) make up more than 50% of all ETF trading volume. Here are the 10 most actively traded long-only ETFs trading right now. SDPR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY). SPY is one of the go-to ETFs for exposure to the broader...

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  • 3 Reasons to Watch Real Estate ETFs

    11-26-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Although the housing sector and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) witnessed a minor setback last week, things are looking better this week as home sales rise to a two-and-a-half year high. Many have suggested that the drop in housing starts in October was caused by the expirat...

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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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  • How to Invest In ETFs Like It's 1999

    10-12-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As a result of the market's collapse, the prices of stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are now at levels not seen in at least a decade. This presents a major buying opportunity , and by using the 200-day moving average, you can pick your spots. Some major assets are price...

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  • Midday Market Update: Weak Manufacturing Data Sends Markets Lower

    09-30-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange trade funds (ETFs) opened the last day of the quarter in negative territory as discouraging manufacturing data fell far short of what economists had expected. The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index, considered a precursor to the national Institute for S...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Slip on Consumer Confidence

    09-29-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) edged lower in morning trading as reports indicate that consumers are still wary of the overall health of the economy. The Conference Board said that its index of consumer confidence fell to 53.1 in September, down from a 54.5 in A...

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  • Real Estate ETF 101

    09-25-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    There are so many real estate focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) and many investors have so little time to really investigate where their money is actually going. There are four major funds to look at and pull apart to consider if they are worthy of your portfolio. Some goo...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Down On Housing Data

    09-25-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) zig zag in early morning trading as investors are unsure how to read the latest data on the housing sector. The Commerce Department reported that new home sales edged up 0.7% in August, however, this increase fell short of the 1.6...

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  • Midday Market Update: Housing Data Hinders Markets

    09-24-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S.stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) took a dip into negative territory this morning as investors tried to assess the overall health of the economy on a not-so-upbeat housing report. A day after the Federal Reserve announced that economic activity is improving, the Nat...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Pause On Fed Anticipation

    09-23-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are sitting on the sidelines as they wait for the Federal Reserve's decision on rates, forcing stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) to remain relatively unchanged in morning trading.  The Fed is expected to make its announcement this afternoon. The U.S. Central Ba...

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  • Midday Market Update: Economic Data Boost Markets

    09-17-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) edged up in morning trading as investors were further encouraged that the economy is stabilizing. The Labor Department reported that workers filing for jobless claims for the first time dipped to 545,000 last week from a revised 55...

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  • A Year After Lehman: Are Financial ETFs Ready for Their Close-Up?

    09-14-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    One year ago today, Lehman Brothers collapsed and sent the entire financial system and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) on a downward spiral. Today, the picture looks much different. Are financial ETFs ripe for the picking? Since the market lows on March 9, financials...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Flat As Investors Assess Economy

    09-11-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After a five-day rally, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading relatively flat as investors search for further signals indicating the health of the economy.  Upbeat corporate earnings  are drawing the attention of some investors as shipping giant FedEx (NYSEArca: ...

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  • Midday Market Update: Wall Street Heads South Despite Positive Numbers

    09-01-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    News that manufacturing is on the mend combined with positive news from the real estate sector send stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) wasn't enough to keep the markets in positive territory this morning. The Institute of Supply Chain Management reported that its index of...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Waver Despite Real Estate Optimism

    08-26-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A surge in new home sales that handily beat analysts' expectations wasn't enough to keep the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) solidly in positive territory this morning. The Commerce Department reported that new home sales rose 9.6% in July, marking the fourth straight...

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  • Midday Market Update: Bernanke and Real Estate Lift Markets

    08-25-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors pushed stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) back on top this morning on news of Ben Bernanke's reappointment as Chairman of the Federal Reserve and a positive indicator in the real estate sector. President Barack Obama announced the reappointment of Federal Rese...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Rally On Fed Comments

    08-21-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) ignited a spark after Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke announced that the economy is on the verge of a recovery, although it isn't expected to be an easy one. Bernanke said that the nation is on the road to recovery afte...

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  • How ETF Trading Volume Shines a Light on Trends

    08-21-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a useful tool for investing and investors agree. Over the past couple of years trading volumes in the various ETFs have shot up. Let's take a look at which ETFs investors crave the most. ETF trading volume jumped from $142 billion in 2004 to $3...

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  • Midday Market Update: ETFs Edge Higher Despite Jobless Claims

    08-20-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) edged higher in morning trading and got a boost from overseas markets despite a discouraging job report that showed an unexpected rise in claims. The Labor Department reported that new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpe...

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  • Special Report: Leveraged and Inverse ETFs

    08-19-2009 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds (ETFs). Just mention those words, and you're likely to receive an earful about them. Investors have strong feelings about these funds, ranging from anger to confusion to loving them for what they can do. What Are Leveraged and Inver...

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  • Midday Market Update: Stocks and ETFs Look for Direction

    08-19-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Pessimism about the global economy and concerns about consumer spending are pushing stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) back and forth between positive and negative territory this morning. Major retailers reported that consumers are still reluctant to shop, hindering the e...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Shrug Off Weak Housing Data

    08-18-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are managing to trade in positive territory this morning despite weak housing data and mixed retail earnings reports. The Commerce Department reported that construction of new homes and apartments fell in July by 1% last month to ...

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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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  • Midday Market Update: Wall Street Wavers on Earnings, Real Estate

    07-27-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A positive reading from the housing sector didn't do much to invigorate stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) this morning, possibly because of a series of mixed earnings reports. A government report indicated that sales of new homes rose by 11% last month, the largest amoun...

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  • Midday Market Update: Earnings Reports Send Dow Past 9,000

    07-23-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Continued stellar earnings reports have sent stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) on a rally that finally pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 9,000 for the first time since early January. There are earnings galore this morning: Ford Motor Company (F) snapped ...

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  • Midday Market Update: Unemployment, JP Morgan Leave Markets Mixed

    07-16-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Encouraging economic news about jobs and better-than expected financial earnings reports have resulted in a mixed reaction from U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Labor Department reported that new claims for unemployment insurance declined last week by 47,000...

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  • Midday Market Update: Wall Street Ignites On Economic Data

    07-01-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) opened the third quarter in positive territory on encouraging economic news regarding manufacturing, pending home sales and construction spending.  A report on U.S. manufacturing activity indicated that the sector has contracted l...

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  • Midday Maket Update: Real Estate Can't Fuel Wall Street Rally

    06-30-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite a little bit of optimism coming out of the real estate sector, U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are still trading lower this morning after some gloomy news about how consumers are feeling these days. The Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Index, which tra...

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  • Can You Find the Bottom In Real Estate ETFs?

    06-24-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Although encouraging news has recently been released regarding the real estate sector and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track it, many suggest that an immediate recovery is still not imminent.  Signs of trouble in the real estate market still persist: new home sales ...

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  • Midday Market Update: Housing Market Can't Stop Wall Street

    06-24-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite discouraging news regarding the recovery in the housing market, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading in positive territory this morning on other encouraging news from the Commerce Department. The Commerce Department reported that May sales of new homes...

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  • Midday Market Update: Real Estate Fails to Ignite Spark

    06-23-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) continue to oscillate after encouraging real estate news and anticipation of the Federal Reserve's two-day monetary policy meeting. The National Association of Realtors said that May sales of existing homes rose by 2.4%. This is t...

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  • Midday Market Update: Home Sales News Leaves Markets Flat

    05-27-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are wavering between positive and negative space after a report on April's existing home sales. Existing home sales rose 2.9% in April, reports Alan Zibel for the Associated Press. The momentum seems to have come from buyers who wanted...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Rally on Upbeat Housing Data

    05-04-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are continuing their rally this morning as investors are upbeat and optimistic about economic indicators. First out of the gates was better than expected data for pending U.S. home sales. The data indicate that Americans signing cont...

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  • Midday Market Update: Markets Waver Despite Higher Consumer Confidence

    04-28-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) see-sawed in and out of positive territory this morning on news that consumer confidence rises more than forecasted. Indicators that consumer confidence is on the rise overshadowed any losses elicited by concerns that the global rece...

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  • Will Rattled ETFs Be a Buying Opportunity?

    03-07-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    When we thought things just couldn't get worse for the consumer confidence and housing sectors, as well as the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track these sectors, this past week has proved us wrong. Real Estate. Despite falling mortgage interest rates, sales of new and exi...

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  • 17 ETFs In the Billion Dollar Club

    03-03-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    One of the defining attributes of exchange traded funds (ETFs) is their high liquidity, but which of them are among the most liquid of all? Investors have a cornucopia of ETFs to choose from with 843 exchange-traded products currently available, writes Ron Rowland for Seeking ...

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  • Tom Lydon in the New York Times on Real Estate ETFs

    03-02-2009 11:04 AM by Tom Lydon

    The turmoil on Wall Street has led investors to seek out other areas of the market, leading them to the real estate-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs), especially those that offer large dividends. ETF Trends talked to The New York Times about it. This small segment of th...

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  • Why Housing, ETFs Are In the Dark

    02-24-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    United States home prices on average plunged at the quickest rate yet in December, giving the real estate sector bad news across the board, and related investments and exchange traded funds (ETFs) little light in the dark tunnel. As the U.S. economy at large inks deeper into a...

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  • What the Stimulus Means for ETFs, Sector by Sector

    02-19-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The stimulus plan is out, signed and ready to go, and the money is accounted for. Billions are spread out across several sectors, and the new funds could soon impact exchange traded funds (ETFs) that target those sectors. Total spending is $317.2 billion. Across the sectors, w...

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  • 10 Potential ETF Surprises In 2009

    01-18-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Now that 2009 is off and rolling, many strategists have thrown in their two cents on what is going to happen with the markets, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Byron R. Wien, Chief Investment Strategist of Pequot Capital Management offers the following 10 surprises we cou...

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  • Why Real Estate ETFs Are Better Than the Real Thing

    12-08-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the beleaguered industry have had a rough ride for the past two years. In fact, October alone saw a 5.3% drop in new home sales, while existing homes fell 3.1%. What's more the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index shows ...

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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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  • Tough Row to Hoe for Real Estate Market, ETFs

    11-25-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The real estate market in the United States is in a shambles, and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are heading in the same direction as home prices: down. The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price national index recorded a 16.6% decline in the third quarter compared with the same ...

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  • New Real Estate ETF Enters at a Challenging Time

    11-21-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    PowerShares is entering into the real estate market with the United States through a new actively managed exchange traded fund (ETF) launched Wednesday. PowerShares Active Real Estate Fund (PSR) will trade on the New York Stock Exchange and will invest in real estate securitie...

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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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  • Consumer, Real Estate News Affects ETFs Differently

    09-30-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Retail and real estate-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be affected by the latest round of good news/bad news from their respective sectors. Consumer confidence in September actually made some slight gains to hit their highest reading since April, reports Lara Moscri...

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  • Financial ETFs Beat Up By Lehman Speculation, AIG Loss Estimates

    08-25-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Financial and real estate exchange traded funds (ETFs) have got a real case of the Mondays. Uncertainty still abounds in the financial sector. Lehman Brothers (LEH) shares dropped midday after speculation about the future of its CEO and the bank's independence, reports the Ass...

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  • Life Preserver Has Investors, Financial ETFs Worried

    08-20-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Worries about the fate of Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE) are persisting, and it continues to drag down financial exchange traded funds (ETFs). Investors seem increasingly convinced that if the government bails them out, their shares will plunge to zero, reports Alan Zi...

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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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Number of Holdings: 108

Real Estate 82.4%
Telecommunications 9.1%
Unknown 4.2038%
Timber 4.1%
Other 0.1962%
REIT 88.8%
Mortgage Finance 5.9%
Real Estate Services 3.4%
Real Estate Owners & Developers 1.4%
Unknown 0.2647%
United States 99.8%
Unknown 0.2%
Large-cap 56.5%
Mid-cap 42%
Small-cap 1.2%
Unknown 0.3%

Number of Holdings: 108

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Ticker

Name

Sector

Market Cap

Country

7.1% SPG Simon Property Group... Real Estate 52839430000 United States
5.1% AMT American Tower Corp Telecommunications 39059820000 United States
3.7% CCI Crown Castle Interna... Telecommunications 26545230000 United States
3.3% PSA Public Storage Real Estate 30243120000 United States
3.1% EQR Equity Residential Real Estate 24045040000 United States
2.8% HCN Health Care REIT Inc Real Estate 20851460000 United States
2.6% PLD Prologis Inc Real Estate 20469630000 United States
2.6% AVB AvalonBay Communitie... Real Estate 20215850000 United States
2.5% HCP HCP Inc Real Estate 19880710000 United States
2.5% VTR Ventas Inc Real Estate 19361450000 United States

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