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VNQTicker Symbol

Vanguard REIT Sector ETFFund



  • Change -0.04 (0.0%)
  • Volume 3.49 M

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  • Assets $27,042.1M
  • Expense Ratio 0.10%
  • Yield 3.26%
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US Equity ETF

Vanguard REIT ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the MSCI REIT Index. The Fund invests in the stocks that make up the Index holding each stock in the same proportion as its weighting in the Index the remaining assets are allocated to cash investments.

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  • 10 Worst Leveraged ETFs of 2014

    12-12-2014 04:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Discussing financial markets leverage also means  a conversation about leveraged exchange traded funds, an exciting but risky corner of the broader ETF universe. These products are best suited for active, risk-tolerant traders, something that both ProShares and Direxion, the t...

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    12-12-2014 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Most people have filled out their investments with a mix of stocks and bonds. However, investors can also add in exchange traded funds that track alternative assets to help diversify a portfolio. "With the current bull market now in its sixth year and stocks appearing to be sl...

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  • REITs ETF: Attractive Yields in a Low-Rate Environment

    12-08-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite fears of a rising rate environment, interest rates remain stubbornly low. Investors who believe rates will remain subdued going into the new year can utilize a broad real estate investment trust exchange traded fund to generate some extra income. The Vanguard REIT ETF ...

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    11-17-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Institutions have been slowly building up their inflation hedges and the average investor can also shield themselves against the negative effects of inflation through exchange traded funds that track real assets. Institutional-class investors, including multibillion-dollar pen...

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    11-16-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the equities markets touch new heights, more conservative players don't want to press their luck and are looking at defensive investments and related exchange traded funds to hedge against another correction. For instance, the Guggenheim Multi-Asset Income Index ETF (NYSEAr...

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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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  • Dynamic Asset Allocation Model Favors U.S. ETFs

    11-11-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The Standard & Poor's Investment Advisory Services (SPIAS) Portfolio Strategy Committee revealed the latest update to its Capital Appreciation Model Allocation Portfolios (MAPs), showing an overweight posture on exchange traded funds with exposure to U.S. equities. Standar...

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  • Vanguard Extends Asset-Gathering Dominance

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    Vanguard, the third-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, is enjoying another stellar year of inflows as investors eschew high-fee, under-performing actively managed mutual funds in favor of lower cost, passively managed funds. Investors have sent a whopping $163.4 bil...

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  • REIT ETFs for Income Generation and Diversification

    11-06-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In response to a changing market environment, investors can use alternative assets like real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds to diversify a traditional equities and fixed-income portfolio. "The real estate market has exhibited low correlations with s...

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  • Falling Rates Help Lift REIT ETFs

    10-13-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trust-related exchange traded funds have been steadily strengthening over the past week as a falling Treasury yields push investors back into more attractive income-generating assets. Over the past week, the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) has increase...

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  • REIT ETFs Are Beginning To Look Overvalued

    10-02-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds have experienced another strong year as investors sought out high-yield-generating options. However, space may starting to look pricey. "U.S. REITs appear somewhat overvalued as a group," writes Todd Lukasik, seni...

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  • ETF Fee War Prompts Investors To Re-Evaluate Holdings

    09-15-2014 03:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund sponsors are trying to one-up their competitors as they slash fees to attract investors. While the ongoing fee war helps investors reduce the cost of investing in ETFs, people should still consider the implicit costs of moving assets into a low-fee fund. W...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: All Over the Map

    09-06-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    U.S. stocks advanced further into record territory this week, posting a fifth consecutive weekly gain, but they were not alone. Russia's benchmark Micex Index surged on talks of a cease-fire with Ukraine. Europe exchange jumped after the European Central Bank unexpectedly lowe...

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  • Big is Beautiful for These ETFs

    08-26-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The proverbial they say "the rich get richer" and that is often true of the exchange traded products industry where BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) iShares, State Street's (NYSE: STT) State Street Global Advisors and Vanguard control a significant portion of total U.S. ETF assets under m...

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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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  • Alternative ETF Strategies To Reduce Portfolio Risk

    08-07-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    While some investors chase after outsized growth, others may just want to generate steady returns. Consequently, some investors are looking into alternative strategies and related exchange traded funds. "One thing that comes up frequently in conversations with investors is the...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: More Summertime Blues

    08-02-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    It was a bad end to July for U.S. stocks and that carried over into Friday, the first trading day of August. After dropping 2.2% in July, the S&P 500 lost almost a third of a percent on Friday. Of course there is plenty of debate regarding whether the recent declines mean ...

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  • Sector ETFs Swell in Size as Investors Get Tactical

    07-29-2014 01:43 PM by Todd Shriber

    Broad market exchange traded funds, such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) and the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEArca: VTI), are good for just that: Broad market exposure. However, inflows to sector and industry ETFs suggest advisors and investors are increasi...

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  • Financial Sector ETFs Still Face Headwinds

    07-10-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    While still strengthening along with the broader markets, financial sector exchange traded funds face headwinds. Year-to-date, the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF) rose 4.8%, Vanguard Financials ETF (NYSEArca: VFH) increased 5.1% and he iShares U.S. Financials ETF ...

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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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  • Fill Out Your Investment Portfolio With ETFs

    07-01-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds offer investors the opportunity to quickly and easily diversify their portfolios with broad market plays or focus on niche sectors picks. To start off, investors can gain broad market exposure through cheap "total" ETFs that cover thousands of stocks, wri...

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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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  • A Wonderful REIT ETF

    06-18-2014 12:37 PM by Tom Lydon

    Relief in the form of this year's 12% decline in 10-year Treasury has lifted real estate investment trusts (REITs) and the corresponding exchange traded funds. A predictable beneficiary of that trend has been the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ), the largest U.S. REIT ETF. Si...

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  • Managing ETF Risk the Tactical Way

    06-18-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Using exchange traded funds as the cornerstones of tactically-driven asset allocation strategies continues to gain traction. It is also becoming easier to build asset allocation models around ETFs. Some ETF strategists adhere to the traditional 60/40 equities and bonds split, ...

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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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  • Where Q1 Earnings Growth Was and Wasn’t Among Sector ETFs

    06-04-2014 12:25 PM by Todd Shriber

    With first-quarter earnings season all but complete, it is accurate to say some sectors and the corresponding exchange traded funds saw far better earnings growth than others. That is to say, overall first-quarter earnings growth was tepid. "Despite a 4.6 percentage point impr...

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  • Reduce Risk, Add Diversity With ETFs

    05-14-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Many adviors and investors are constantly trying to limit risk and improve diversity within their portfolios. Understanding how any security, including exchange traded funds, fits into a portfolio's landscape, is integral in the risk reduction and diversity enhancement process. ...

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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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  • Bond ETF Strategies for a Rising Rate Environment

    04-30-2014 03:41 PM by Tom Lydon

    In anticipation of rising interest rates, bond exchange traded fund investors can consider a branching out across fixed-income classes to help diversify their portfolios. While rising rates are a negative for fixed-income assets, investors should not move entirely out of bonds...

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  • Alternative Asset ETFs Diversify Portfolios

    04-10-2014 01:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    A diversified portfolio should include assets that zig when the market zags. As equities market start to stumble, investors can take a look at exchange traded funds that track real assets to help prop up investment portfolios. For instance, real estate investment trusts and in...

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  • Overweighting Equity ETFs, Foreign and Domestic

    04-08-2014 04:27 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite an impressive run last year, the equities market and stock exchange traded funds will still be investors' best friend. "We expect stocks to grind higher, if unevenly, and continue to prefer them to the alternatives," BlackRock analysts said in a report. "While stocks a...

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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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  • Acting Your Age With ETFs

    03-11-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Those afflicted with the bug of immaturity are often told to act their age. It is sound advice for investors an at least one exchange traded funds strategist can help investors accomplish that objective. Atlanta-based Wela Strategies is the purveyor of the Own Your Age (OYA) s...

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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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  • State Street's Stealthy Slash of Sector ETF Fees

    02-11-2014 02:38 PM by Todd Shriber

    In what may qualify as the quietest exchange traded funds fee reduction in recent memory, State Street's (NYSE: STT) State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) unit lowered the expense ratios on its nine sector SPDR ETFs to 0.16% per year from 0.18%. SSgA, the second-largest U.S. ETF...

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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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  • 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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  • Some of 2012’s Best Sector ETFs Kept Soaring in 2013

    12-10-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    There are various theories regarding buying a previous year's laggards with the expectation that the new year will bring better results. Call it the "trash to treasure" theory. As is the case with all market theories, last year's rubbish turning to this year's gold is not 100%...

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  • ETFs for Banks Returning Capital

    12-09-2013 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The financial services sector has been one of the strongest drivers of S&P 500 dividend growth over the past several years. However, dividends on many major bank stocks, like the stocks themselves and the exchange traded funds that hold those equities, are still nowhere close...

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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

    10-28-2013 02:53 PM by Todd Shriber

    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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  • Build a Diversified 401(k) Portfolio with Six ETFs

    09-29-2013 06:51 AM by Tom Lydon

    Everyone should be saving for his or her golden years. With exchange traded funds, an investor can create a diversified and low-cost 401(k) investment portfolio with just a few fund picks. John Wasik for Forbes points out that anyone can build a diversified portfolio with six ...

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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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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Real Estate Investment Trusts

    08-01-2013 03:00 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    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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  • Bond ETFs Could Shock Pundits In The Months Ahead

    07-31-2013 04:00 PM by Gary Gordon

    Who are these folks who keep insisting that the Federal Reserve will slow its bond purchases in September? Unless I've missed something, the press releases concerning Fed policy have explicitly stated that the central bank will maintain its zero percent interest rate policy for a...

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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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  • 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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  • Vanguard REIT ETF Yielding Over 3% Beating S&P 500

    03-05-2013 08:13 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ), part of an ongoing series. The real estate investment trust ETF is yielding more than 3%. The REIT fund has a three-year annualized return of 20%, compared with 13% for SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY). Assets: $17.2 bill...

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  • Here are the Most-Searched ETFs

    03-03-2013 07:08 AM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to exchange traded funds, different types of investors have different goals. For instance, institutional investors have been looking at broad equities while individual investors and advisors leaned toward income and mitigating risk. According to a list of the mos...

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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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  • ETF Flows Show Investors Hungry For Dividend and Bond ETFs

    11-28-2012 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The exchange traded fund industry offers individuals a wide range of investment choices and ideas, but ETF buying patterns so far this year indicate investors are favoring yield and dividend strategies. Dodd Kittsley, an investment strategist at iShares, pointed out that ETF f...

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  • Stock ETF Investors Could Win No Matter Who is President

    11-06-2012 04:19 PM by Tom Lydon

    While both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama claim the other will drag the U.S. economy down, stocks and exchange traded funds will likely continue to expand as the markets gain momentum. Consumer spending is rising, employment numbers are improving, home prices are recov...

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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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  • 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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  • REITs: Real Estate ETFs for Yield and Income

    09-04-2012 03:38 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors who want yield and are searching for dividends find exchange traded funds focused on real estate investment trusts, or REITs, a good option recently. They have outperformed the S&P 500 for three years after getting crushed in the financial crisis. Morningstar rec...

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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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  • 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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  • ETFs for Income and Yield

    06-19-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Garnering income from a savings account can be about as easy as squeezing blood from a turnip, but there are ways around this. A portfolio of exchange traded funds can help investors boost income with as little risk as possible. "The maximum yield you can get without risk of l...

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  • REIT ETFs Get Second Look on Dividends

    06-12-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Mortgage REITs that give a high yield have performed well in 2012. The exchange traded fund Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) has gained about 12% year-to-date. The low interest rate climate has helped REITs bolster earnings and raise dividends to appeal to investors. "Continu...

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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)

    05-21-2012 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on Vanguard REIT Sector ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $25.2 billion. Objective: The Vanguard REIT Sector ETF tries to reflect the performance of the MSCI US REIT Index, which is comprised of real estate investment trusts that cover of...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: REITs

    05-09-2012 01:36 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Despite recent weakness in U.S. equities and a sudden surge of asset inflows in conservative short and medium duration U.S. Treasury bond ETFs, REIT based equity funds are still pulling in assets. Specifically, Vanguard REIT (NYSEArca: VNQ) and iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Esta...

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  • Best REIT ETFs for Dividends

    05-02-2012 12:47 PM by John Spence

    ETFs that invest in real estate investment trusts are getting a second look from investors as a play on dividends and the multifamily sector that is profiting from rising rents. The $12.5 billion Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) is the largest diversified fund that follows th...

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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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  • 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 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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  • ETF Spotlight: Cambria Global Tactical ETF (GTAA)

    07-22-2011 09:16 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on Cambria Global Tactical ETF (NYSEArca: GTAA), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $187.6 million. Objective: The Cambria Global Tactical ETF is an actively managed fund that will invest in ETFs of all the major world asset classes, including equities, bonds,...

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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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  • ShareBuilder 401(k) Adds Vanguard to Lineup

    02-14-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the market marches toward recovery, ING DIRECT's ShareBuilder 401(k) - an all-exchange traded fund (ETF) 401(k) plan provider - is feeling good about the year that just wrapped and the year that lies ahead. "We had a great year last year and beat all our forecasted numbers,...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Commercial Real Estate ETFs Looking for the Bottom

    06-07-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Commercial real estate exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the sector they track may have bottomed, according to one person. If that's so, you can get in on the action via several different funds. Recent data suggest that property values are stabilizing. James B. Stewart for The ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vanguard ETFs: How It Gained a Foothold In a Competitive Market

    11-06-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Vanguard was a relative latecomer to the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry, launching its first fund in 2001. But the firm has since become the third-largest ETF provider, thanks in part to low fees. Vanguard Group Inc. is already the largest U.S. stock and bond mutual fun...

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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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  • 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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  • 5 ETFs Streaking Higher In the Last 3 Months

    09-01-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As equity markets begin to recover, many are flirting with ten month highs, and related exchange traded funds(ETFs) are enjoying the gains. As the major equity markets are starting to build up to 10-month highs, some have even surpassed them, and certain ETFs are reflecting t...

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  • REIT ETFs: Will They Struggle or Thrive?

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

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

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  • REIT ETFs: Is the Bottom In Sight?

    06-30-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    REITs, real estate investment trusts, and their related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have faced the headwinds of the economic downturn more than most sectors, and investors are watching for the news when REITs begin reporting second-quarter results in coming weeks. Many inves...

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  • What It Will Take to Right Real Estate ETFs

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

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

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  • Why REIT ETFs Are Recovering

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

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

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  • What ETFs Are In Your 'Safe' Portfolio?

    03-30-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The old dogma for safe investing has been severely rebuffed by the current financial crisis. So, what type of investments and exchange traded funds (ETFs) should our portfolios include? Investors have been finding the balance between stocks, bonds and cash for many years, but ...

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  • Why Active ETFs Are Outperforming Closest Passive Competitors

    03-18-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs) are ahead of their passive competitors, but so far PowerShares is still the only true provider for this relatively new niche investment tool. Looking at the past three months and the last year, active stock ETFs by PowerShares ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bailout Provisions Don't Have ETFs Whooping and Cheering

    07-30-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The pen might be mightier than the sword, especially if real estate exchange traded funds (ETFs) have something to say about it. President Bush signed a major housing bill that is meant to provide mortgage relief for 400,000 homeowners. The move could help stabilize the financ...

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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: 140

Real Estate 95%
Unknown 5%
REIT 98.9%
Unknown 0.029%
United States 100%
Large-cap 48.6%
Mid-cap 43.7%
Small-cap 7%
Micro-cap 0.7%

Number of Holdings: 140





Market Cap


8.6% SPG Simon Property Group... Real Estate 56838940000 United States
4.2% PSA Public Storage Real Estate 31878250000 United States
3.7% EQR Equity Residential Real Estate 25470510000 United States
3.6% HCN Health Care REIT Inc Real Estate 24244610000 United States
3.2% PLD Prologis Inc Real Estate 21289530000 United States
3.1% AVB AvalonBay Communitie... Real Estate 21203130000 United States
3.1% VTR Ventas Inc Real Estate 20914260000 United States
3.1% HCP HCP Inc Real Estate 20345370000 United States
3.0% BXP Boston Properties In... Real Estate 20115780000 United States
2.9% VNO Vornado Realty Trust Unknown 21185920000 United States

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