Vanguard REIT Sector ETFFund
- Change 0.16 (0.2%)
- Volume 1.83 M
3:05 PM EDT Dec 13, 2013
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- Assets $17,321.4M
- Expense Ratio 0.10%
- Yield 3.83%
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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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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%...
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...
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 ...
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 (...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
04-27-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors are wary of real estate investment trusts since they crashed along with the market 2008 and failed to deliver their much-hyped diversification benefits. However, a desire for income and dividends could bring investors back to this beaten-down sector and REIT ETFs. Wi...
03-29-2012 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Housing data seems positive, or at least less negative, and many observers are predicting a bottom. However, one analyst is still pessimistic on the housing-related exchange traded funds and other investments over the near-term as recent data remains mixed. "I don't advocate a...
02-22-2012 04:15 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded fund investors have piled into dividend-generating investments after a year of high market volatility and low fixed-income yields, but there are other options available. For instance, real estate investment trusts, or REITs, also offer decent income streams. RE...
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...
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 ...
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...
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) ...
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
07-30-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The recession has taken its toll on commercial real estate and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the sector. Lately, though, there's been some debate about whether it's time to get in or if investors should wait it out awhile longer. Of the commercial real estate se...
06-30-2009 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...
06-13-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
When the housing bubble burst, real estate prices, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), plummeted. But many Americans are still unable to afford the price tags on their dream homes. The cost of land, homebuilding, taxes and homeownership exceeds what many people ar...
06-03-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
REIT exchange traded funds (ETFs) give investors a broad base of real estate exposure while giving great tax benefits to the corporations that help build them up. They are the latest vehicle of interest for exposure during the markets latest rebound. The past two years have b...
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 ...
03-19-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
A good indicator of what lies ahead for commercial real estate and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) is the status of this market†in Cleveland and Detroit. As with the housing real estate industry, there isn't much of the country that will be spared from a downturn. Cleveland ...
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 ...
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...
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...
09-16-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The financial crisis has hurt the sector's exchange traded funds (ETFs), but there's another victim: the New York City REIT. Two prominent New York office REITs have been hit hard by the potential Bank of America (BAC)/Merrill Lynch (MER) acquisition, Lehman's (LEH) bankruptcy...
08-26-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The residential housing market has deteriorated sharply this year, and Wall Street had banked on the commercial real estate loans, investments and exchange traded funds (ETFs) keeping their ground. Recently, bankers have reason to believe that the overall commercial property m...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Number of Holdings: 128
|Health Care REIT||15.9%|
|Multi Housing REIT||14.9%|
|Hotel Ownership REIT||6.6%|
|Industrial - REIT||5.5%|
|Specialty & Other REIT||5.5%|
|Multi Asset Class REIT||2.5%|
Number of Holdings: 128
|9.2%||SPG||Simon Property Group...||Real Estate||-||United States|
|4.7%||PSA||Public Storage||Real Estate||-||United States|
|3.8%||PLD||Prologis Inc||Real Estate||-||United States|
|3.7%||VTR||Ventas Inc||Real Estate||-||United States|
|3.6%||HCP||HCP Inc||Real Estate||-||United States|
|3.5%||HCN||Health Care REIT Inc||Real Estate||-||United States|
|3.4%||EQR||Equity Residential||Real Estate||-||United States|
|3.0%||BXP||Boston Properties In...||Real Estate||-||United States|
|3.0%||AVB||AvalonBay Communitie...||Real Estate||-||United States|
|2.9%||VNO||Vornado Realty Trust||Unknown||-||United States|
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