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  • Assets $2,929.4M
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  • Yield 3.31%
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US Equity ETF

SPDR Dow Jones Reit ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund's objective seeks to replicate as closely as possible before expenses the performance of the DJ US Select REIT Index. The Fund will generally invest in all of the REITs comprising the Index in proportion to their weightings in the Index.

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  • Are Interest Rate REIT ETF Fears Misguided?

    12-01-2015 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    While there are some concerns over real estate investments trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds in a rising rate environment, REITs have underperformed the markets are now attractively priced, especially as the economy continues to expand. Year-to-date, the Vanguard...

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  • REIT ETFs May Hold Their Own in Rising Rate Environment

    11-20-2015 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Many are worried that a rising interest rate environment could weigh on real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds after quantitative easing policies helped inflate the asset category. However, REITs may be less vulnerable than may believe as strong ec...

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  • Here Are The ETFs You Want If Today's Fed Hint Holds

    10-28-2015 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Markets and exchange traded funds jostled late-Wednesday after the Federal Reserve referenced a December interest rate hike. "In determining whether it will be appropriate to raise the target range at its next meeting, the Committee will assess progress--both realized and expe...

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  • REIT ETFs Are Back On Trend

    10-19-2015 04:06 PM by Tom Lydon

    With more traders anticipating the Federal Reserve will hold off on its first interest rate hike in almost a decade, yield-generating real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds have bounced back, trading above their long-term trend lines. Over the p...

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  • High-Yield Dividend Stock ETFs May Deserve a Second Chance

    08-20-2015 05:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    High-yield dividend stocks and related exchange traded funds have been underperforming the market on speculation of higher interest rates, but without an immediate Federal Reserve rate hike, the income-generating assets could shine. According Barclays analysts led by Jonathan ...

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  • Yield-Generating ETFs To Play If The Fed Stands Pat

    07-31-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve has not explicitly stated it will hike rates, pushing off its decision to a later time. If the Fed keeps kicking the can down the road, investors may revisit high-dividend-paying stocks and exchange traded funds. "Remember that a year ago, 75 percent of the...

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  • REIT ETFs Could Rebound from Here

    07-06-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds have weakened in response to rising rate concerns. However, fundamentals may still support the market. Over the past three months, the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) fell 8.9%, SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (NYSEArca...

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  • Residential REITs Shine as Apartment Occupancy at All-Time High

    06-22-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With more people renting than ever, investors can capitalize on the trend through residential real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds. For instance, half of the holdings in iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (NYSEArca: REZ) include residential R...

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  • REIT ETFs Still Have a Place in an Investment Portfolio

    06-22-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have been wary of real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds as the Federal Reserve cogitates on an interest rate hike. However, people should not passover the asset class altogether. Some investment experts argue that since commercial property h...

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  • Commercial REIT ETFs Are In A Good Spot

    03-06-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the U.S. economy chugging along, commercial real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds may be in a sweet spot. The current economic expansion rate could is robust enough to fuel tenant and investor demand for property but not so overpowering th...

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  • Don't Overload REIT ETF Allocations

    02-17-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Income investors should not go overboard with overweighting their real estate investment trust exchange traded fund exposure as valuations have grown expensive. "That big, unexpected fall in interest rates - is there any other kind than an unexpected fall or an unexpected rise...

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  • Fundamentals to Support REIT ETFs, Outweighing Rate Risk

    02-10-2015 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Even if interest rates rise, the improved economic outlook and strength in the commercial sectors could reinforce real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds. Over the past year, Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) rose 31.4%, iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate...

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  • REIT ETFs Keep Rocketing Higher

    01-22-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Aided by a significant drop by 10-year Treasury yield, real estate investment trust (REIT) exchange traded funds were among 2014's top performing sector ETFs and that trend is continuing this year as income investors continue the hunt for yield. The Bloomberg REIT Index is nea...

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  • REIT ETFs Quietly Outperform

    01-07-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    While the broader equities market started off the new year on the wrong foot, real estate investment trust-related exchange traded funds are rallying. Over the past three trading sessions, REIT ETFs have been on the rise, with the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) up 2.4%, iSh...

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  • A Sampling of TD Ameritrade’s Commission-Free ETF Offerings

    01-03-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the exchange traded funds industry continue to boom, various brokerage houses are racing to get in on the action. A popular tactic for capturing ETF assets from registered investment advisors, financial planners and retail investors has been to offer menus of ETFs on a co...

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  • Despite Rate Risk, REIT ETFs Could Still Perform in 2015

    01-02-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds experienced their best yearly gain in almost a decade, and the sector could maintain their strength next year, even with rising rates on the horizon. In 2014, the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) gained 32.6%, iS...

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  • Sector Classification Change Could Boost REITs ETFs

    11-13-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Now that major indices have given real estate investment trusts their own Global Industry Classifications Standard sector designation, REITs-related exchange traded funds could improve as managers shift more assets into the area to bring their own allocations up to snuff. For ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Five ETFs to Help Ride Out Market Ebbs and Flows

    08-26-2013 06:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While picking out an outperforming niche sector may be very satisfying, investors should also include broad core exchange traded fund holdings that stand up against changing market conditions. The most "active" an average ETF investor will get is through regular rebalancing to...

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  • Rising Interest Rates Pull REIT ETFs Toward Bear Market

    08-25-2013 11:17 AM by Tom Lydon

    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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  • Investors Take Another Look At Stock ETFs With Above-Average Yields

    07-30-2013 03:30 PM by Gary Gordon

    Morningstar offers its paid subscribers a premium service called, "ETF Valuation Quickrank." The company offers price-to-fair value estimates for several hundred ETFs that are based upon a proprietary analysis of the underlying stock holdings. At present, each investment is being...

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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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  • 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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  • Special Report: Alternative ETFs

    04-09-2013 07:24 AM by Tom Lydon

    Alternative exchange traded fund strategies are garnering a greater following as investors look for options other than traditional beta-indexing products to diversify their portfolios. Alternative assets can be loosely defined as investments other than the traditional stocks, ...

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  • Best REIT and Real Estate ETFs for Yield

    03-20-2013 08:21 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETFs tracking real estate investment trusts such as the Vanguard REIT Index (NYSEArca: VNQ) are a way for investors to participate in the recovering economy and property market, while earning some income. REITs tend to diversify better than an average real estate ETF. "Althoug...

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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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  • '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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  • ETF Spotlight: Multi-Asset Real Return

    08-17-2012 09:11 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return ETF (NYSEArca: RLY), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $7.5 million. Objective: The SPDR SSgA Multi-Asset Real Return Fund is an an actively managed ETF that tries to generate real return through capital appreciation a...

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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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  • Multi-Asset ETFs

    06-28-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Institutions, investors and advisors all utilize exchange traded fund products. Now, some fund products are also adding exposure to other ETFs within their own portfolios to provide regular investors with exposure to institutional quality management. The burgeoning sub-class o...

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  • REIT ETFs to Play Higher Rents

    06-22-2012 12:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    The latest real estate trend has become residential rental housing. Slow job growth and fear of another market downturn have created a spike in the number of U.S. citizens that are renting rather than purchasing a home. Rather than directly purchasing a rental property, there are...

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  • Comparing Dividend Yields in REIT ETFs

    06-07-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Yield hunters have branched into alternative segments of the market in search of income, adding real estate investment trust exchange traded funds to their dividend portfolios. However, REIT investors should consider the potential risks that the sector faces. According to the ...

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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 don't advocate a...

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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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  • U.S. News Names 'Best Fit' ETF Rankings

    12-04-2011 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The exchange traded fund industry has over 1,300 products with over $1 trillion in assets. It is no wonder that the average long-term investor may have a hard time picking out which ETFs would suit his or her investment portfolio, but more services are popping up to make the task...

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  • REIT ETFs Positive This Year as Investors Chase Yield

    09-14-2011 08:23 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors hungry for yield have shoveled a record amount of cash into mutual funds and exchange traded funds that invest in real estate investment trusts. Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) is up 1.3% year-to-date; the fund has a 12-month yield of 3.41%. SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF...

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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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  • 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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  • ETFs Weigh Mixed Economic Data

    02-24-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As they have all week, exchange traded funds (ETFs) started off flat at the open on Wall Street as oil prices remained above $100 a barrel on worries about supply disruptions in Libya, while investors also reacted to mixed economic data. Fewer Americans requested unemployment...

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  • Mubarak Steps Down and Egypt ETF Surges

    02-11-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    President Hosni Mubarak finally announced that he would step down this morning, sending Egyptians into wild cheers and sending the Egypt exchange traded fund (ETF) surging. Mubarak has ceded all power to the Egyptian military and left Cairo, sending tens of thousands of prote...

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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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  • Why REIT ETFs Are Outperforming the Market

    06-23-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Even as the real estate market continues to get beat up and property values sink, real estate investment trust exchange traded funds (ETFs) continue to pull their weight in the markets over the last year. One way to explain this interesting phenomenon is that many REITs have b...

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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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  • Real Estate ETFs: Risks Still Abound

    05-13-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Over the past few years, rising real estate valuations sent exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher and made millions of Americans rich in equity. Then the bubble popped. As we try to work our way back to greener pastures, commercial and residential real estate still pose risks. C...

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  • Real Estate ETFs: Big Improvements, Big Challenges

    03-08-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While it's true that real estate exchange traded funds (ETFs) have doubled off their lows since last March, they've still got a long way to go before the sector can be considered "stable." At the very least, real estate's comeback from the lows is impressive. Investors had pri...

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  • Hedge Inflation's Threat with These ETFs

    02-26-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Cries of "Inflation is coming! Inflation is coming!" hearken back Paul Revere's famous midnight ride. But few can agree on exactly when it's coming. Get on your guard by knowing what exchange traded funds (ETFs) will help protect you, whether it's tomorrow or six months from now....

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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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  • Commercial Real Estate ETFs: At the Bottom?

    01-04-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have been shunning the commercial real estate sectors like the plague as  desolate commercial buildings fail to attract tenants. Some believe, however, that the time is ripe for putting money back into the commercial real estate sector-related exchange traded funds (ETF...

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  • REIT ETFs Have Appeal Despite Gloomy Real Estate Market

    12-31-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, have been a source of stability and nice yields. Lately, this has not been the case. Does this mean you should count out REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs)? The month of December was a winner for many REIT ETFs, as most of them climbed ...

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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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  • Midday Market Update: Stocks, ETFs Dip Despite Good Signs

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

    Despite strong corporate earnings from some tech-sector leaders and a stellar report regarding the housing sector, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) fell into negative territory this morning. Positive earnings from the tech sector lifted some spirits: Amazon (Nasdaq...

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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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  • 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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  • ETF Spotlight: SPDR Dow Jones REIT (RWR)

    09-23-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on SPDR Dow Jones REIT (NYSEArca: RWR), part of a weekly series. Assets: $1 billion Objective: RWR seeks to track the Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Index. Holdings: RWR's index is made up of companies whose charters are the equity ownership and operation of c...

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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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  • Commercial Real Estate ETFs: Long or Short?

    08-06-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Commercial real estate and the sector's related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are in a potentially perilous position. That leaves just one question: is it a buying opportunity, or is it time to go short? Some investors have such a doom-and-gloom feeling about what lies ahead f...

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  • April's ETF Winners and Losers

    04-30-2009 02:07 PM by Tom Lydon

    We're starting to see some exchange traded funds (ETFs) on the move. In fact, several have crossed above their long-term trend lines, and the major indexes all ended in positive territory for the month of April. Among the top-performing ETFs for the month include: DJ Wils...

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  • Why REITs, ETFs Acquire A Good Position

    04-28-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    One sector that could be worth watching is the real estate investment trusts, or REITs, which have gotten strong ratings and risen rapidly; exchange traded funds (ETFs) can give investors well-diversified exposure to these investments. In general, an investor who seeks a REIT...

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  • Which Sectors, ETFs Do Investment Gurus Favor?

    02-06-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While many amateurs try to find their lucrative shares of the market, they may be left pondering which sectors and exchange traded funds (ETFs) the experts are putting their money into. In a capricious market, investment gurus usually provide sage advice and tell the investor ...

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  • 5 Things That Led to Real Estate Bubble and Pained ETFs

    12-24-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Did the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 play a significant role in the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble and the struggles of the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the sector? A provision in the act gave investments in real estate a more tax preferential treatment than any ...

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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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  • 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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  • Citigroup's Bailout a Boost for Financial ETFs

    11-24-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A government bailout of Citigroup (C) caused stocks to rally this morning, giving a bit of life to financial exchange traded funds (ETFs). The major indexes have been up and the hope is that this will also help alleviate some of the troubles within the housing sector. Investor...

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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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  • Gas, Housing ETFs Spill With Economy

    11-19-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The United States economy remains in a state of uncertainty and this apathy is reflected in the actions of investors and their stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The state of the nation's Big Three automakers has turned more economic data negative, while investors are wa...

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  • Domestic Housing Market, ETFs Seek Help

    11-14-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the housing market need a helping hand. The FDIC is breaking with the Bush Administration and is now proposing a $24 billion plan to help 1.5 million Americans stay in their homes. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is proposing...

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  • How Manhattan Slowdown Hurts Real Estate ETFs

    11-05-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The crumbling real estate market has spread from the residential housing sector and right on over to the commercial market, hitting some exchange traded funds (ETFs) where it hurts. New York City commercial real estate transactions have fallen 61% in 2008, hurt by a severe len...

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  • Retail ETFs Pessimistic After Report, But Wall Street Prevails

    10-28-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Retail exchange traded funds (ETFs) are lower in early trading on reports that consumer confidence is at its lowest point on record this month. The consumer confidence index plunged to 38, down from 61.4 in September and far below expectations of 52, reports Christopher S. Rug...

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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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  • Retail Sales Point to Slow ETFs and Holiday Sales

    10-08-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The sharp slowdown in retail sales don't bode well for this holiday season or related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The September numbers are in, and few companies are immune from the slowdown - including bargain retailers. Many of them saw significant declines as low as the d...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • High Foreclosures, Low Home Prices Don't Detract from ETFs

    08-14-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are up this morning, even though the markets had a slate of bad news with coffee and a side of bacon. Foreclosures in the United States shot up 55% in July from a year ago, says Alan Zibel for the Associated Press. It was also an increas...

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  • AIG's Losses Drag Down Insurance ETFs

    08-07-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    American International Group (AIG) notched its third consecutive quarterly loss, which is putting the hurt on financial exchange traded funds (ETFs). The world's largest insurer lost more than $5.6 billion in credit default swaps - insurance policies to protect bondholders aga...

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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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  • Existing Home Sales Take Down Real Estate ETFs

    07-24-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading lower today after existing home sales fell in June. The 2.6% drop was more than twice what had been expected, reports Martin Crutsinger for the Associated Press. Sales are also 15.5% below what they were a year ago. P...

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Number of Holdings: 98

Real Estate 88.6%
Unknown 7.60832%
US Stocks 2.9%
Other 0.89168%
REIT 99.2%
Unknown 0.8%
United States 99.2%
Unknown 0.8%
Large-cap 58.1%
Micro-cap 40.2%
Small-cap 0.9%
Unknown 0.8%

Number of Holdings: 98





Market Cap


10.2% SPG Simon Property Group... Real Estate 58758000 United States
6.5% PSA Public Storage Real Estate 35889000 United States
4.8% EQR Equity Residential Real Estate 27222000 United States
4.0% AVB AvalonBay Communitie... Real Estate 22962000 United States
3.9% HCN Health Care REIT Inc Real Estate 24101000 United States
3.6% PLD Prologis Inc Real Estate 21323000 United States
3.3% VTR Ventas Inc Real Estate 22274000 United States
3.1% BXP Boston Properties In... Real Estate 18574000 United States
3.0% HCP HCP Inc Real Estate 17555000 United States
2.9% GGP General Growth Prope... Real Estate 24302000 United States

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