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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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  • REIT ETFs Could See a Better 2016

    01-05-2016 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors may want to keep an eye on real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds this year as fundamental factors are still supportive of the asset class. REITs were among the best performers Tuesday, with the IndexIQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF (NY...

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  • Going Small Works With This REIT ETF

    12-19-2014 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    While most of 2014 has tried the nerves of investors in small-cap stocks and exchange traded funds, the opposite is true of real estate investment trusts (REITs). The IndexIQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF (NYSEArca: ROOF) has proven that going small with REITs has worked this y...

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  • New York Life Makes ETF Debut With IndexIQ Acquisition

    12-04-2014 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Insurance giant New York Life said its New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM) unit, the companys third party global asset management business, will acquire exchange traded funds provider IndexIQ for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 20...

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  • Goldman Could Make a Move on IndexIQ

    10-17-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), the largest U.S. investment bank, is reportedly in talks to acquire exchange traded funds issuer IndexIQ. Reuters broke the news after the close of U.S. markets Thursday, citing three unidentified sources supposedly familiar with the situation. Gol...

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  • A Big REIT Yield Under This Roof

    01-09-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    One previously favored income-generating asset class that lagged in 2013 was real estate investment trusts (REITs). Rising interest rates were the primary negative catalyst weighing on REITs and REIT exchange traded funds last year. Higher interest rates not only make REITs le...

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  • No Cap Gains on IndexIQ ETFs

    12-17-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    IndexIQ, the exchange traded funds issuer behind a unique suite of hedge fund a commodities ETFs, said that none of its funds will distribute 2013 capital gains to investors. One of the unique advantages of the ETF structure over a typical hedge fund is that it helps minimize ...

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  • Diversified REIT ETFs for Dividend Yields

    07-01-2013 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    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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  • Small-Cap REIT ETFs for Yield

    05-17-2013 12:49 PM by Tom Lydon

    Small cap REIT exchange traded funds have been overlooked by some investors, but their high yields are worth a second look. As many of the large-cap REITs (real estate investment trusts) have reached maturity, small-cap focused REIT ETFs allow investors to take advantage of the c...

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  • Why Small-Cap ETF Liquidity Concerns Aren't a Big Deal

    11-26-2012 02:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    Small-cap exchange traded funds have quietly returned robust gains this year but some investors pass over the ETFs due to lower asset levels or thinner trading volume. Yet potential investors shouldn't write off small-cap ETFs solely on liquidity concerns. The Guggenheim China...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Small-Cap U.S. Real Estate

    08-13-2012 08:38 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the IndexIQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF (NYSEArca: ROOF), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $29.2 million. Objective: The IQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF tries to reflect the performance of the IQ US Real Estate Small Cap Index, which follows small capita...

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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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  • Small-Cap REIT ETFs Outperform Big Time

    02-27-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Small-caps have dominated the investment landscape in 2012. Real estate exchange traded funds tracking this asset class are some of the best performing funds so far. "House prices might have bottomed. This does not necessarily herald growth any time soon, since prices may rem...

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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 Manager Profile: IndexIQ

    07-08-2011 08:22 AM by Tom Lydon

    IndexIQ is trying to carve out a name for itself in the growing exchange traded fund business with ETFs tracking alternative strategies and off-the-beaten-path sectors. The Rye Brook, N.Y.-based firm had about $452 million in ETF assets under management as of the end of J...

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