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In a low-growth, low-yield environment, many have turned to alternative avenues of income generation, such as real estate investment trusts. Among the various options available, investors should focus on health and residential REITs-related exchange traded funds. “Balancing the search for income while managing risk remains a challenge for investors,” according to BlackRock. “REITs may play […]

Real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds have been among the most popular investments in an extended low-rate environment. However, after this year’s run, REITs may be starting to look pricey. The Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) is the eighth most popular ETF of 2016, adding $4.6 billion in net inflows year-to-date, according […]

Homebuilder stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds climbed Tuesday after new U.S. home sales unexpectedly rose to their highest level since 2007 on rising demand and shrinking inventories. On Tuesday, the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSEArca: XHB) rose 2.0% and iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (NYSEArca: ITB) gained 2.7%. Year-to-date, XHB increased 5.4% and ITB […]

The widely observed and go-to financial sector exchange traded fund, the Financial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLF), is scheduled to make some big adjustments as the Global Industry Classification Standard pulls real estate investments trusts out of the broader financial sector to create a new real estate sector. According to State Street Global Investors, the […]

Investors have been giving real estate investment trusts a second look ahead of indexing sector reclassification, bolstering demand for REITs-related exchange traded funds. “Demand for US real estate securities accelerated in May, as exchanged traded funds focused on the investment segment gathered $1.31 billion of new money, up from $510.4 million in April,” Todd Rosenbluth, […]

U.S. new home sales experienced their best month in over eight years, buttressing homebuilders sector-related exchange traded funds. On Tuesday, the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSEArca: XHB) rose 2.9% and iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (NYSEArca: ITB) gained 3.8%. XHB broke above its short-term resistance at the 50-day simple moving average and is testing its […]

Real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are capitalizing on the low interest-rate environment, and the market could find further support ahead as REITs become the newest S&P 500 sector. REITs are firms that trade like a stock and invest in real estate directly through property ownership or mortgages. Consequently, company revenue […]

Note: This article is courtesy of Iris.xyz By Marie Dzanis It’s no surprise that commercial real estate was one of the major casualties of the recent economic recession. But, then, neither is their comeback in a recovery that has offered low interest rates and depressed real estate prices. In fact, real estate is so widely […]

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and sector-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a good source of attractive payouts in a low-yield environment. REITs are securities that trade like a stock and invest in real estate directly through property ownership or mortgages. Consequently, revenue are mainly generated through rents or interest on mortgage loans. To qualify […]

While many typically checkout before the summer, investors should keep an eye on real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds in the months ahead as REITs becomes the newest S&P 500 sector. In September, the S&P and MSCI will no longer classify REITs as a financial sector component and will spin off real […]

Japanese equities bounced Friday, with currency-hedged exchange traded funds leading the charge on a weakening yen, as speculators bet the Bank of Japan will give banks a helping hand. Currency hedged ETFs, which diminished the negative effect of a weaker yen currency, outpaced non-hedged funds, on Friday. For instance, the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund […]

A dearth in available homes across the U.S. is pushing up housing prices. Consequently, as more Americans keep renting, a residential real estate investment trust sector-related exchange traded fund has kept strengthening. The iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (NYSEArca: REZ) was up 1.1% Monday and gained 5.0% over the past month. REZ includes a […]

Each week ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon sits down for “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where he highlights big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, he looked at the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ). With the Federal Reserve keeping rates depressed, income-minded investors are turning back to yield-generating assets like real […]

Federal Reserve keeps short-term interest rates unchanged at a range of between 0.25% and 0.5% Fed officials also suggested there will only be two more rate hikes this year Weakening dollar helps bolster commodity assets With the Federal Reserve keeping short-term interest rates unchanged, rate-sensitive exchange traded funds popped while some trades dependent on higher rates […]

Changes to S&P 500 index will affect how people position in REITs ahead S&P Dow Jones Indices stated it would add an 11th sector to its Global Industry Classification Standard Looking ahead, the new GICS classification will also further support the REITs sector Exchange traded fund investors have some exposure to real estate investment trusts […]

The European Central Bank has been implementing a loose monetary policy that dragged yields down to record lows. Consequently, dividend-paying European stocks and related exchange traded funds may strengthen as more investors turn to riskier assets. The cash reward for owning European stocks is seven times bigger than for bonds, report Sofia Horta E Costa […]

The Bank of Japan unexpectedly implemented negative interest rates Friday in response to the volatile global markets that has added to its ongoing deflationary risks, bolstering Japan country-specific exchange traded funds and pulling the rug from under the yen currency. The iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ), the largest Japan-related ETF, was 1.8% higher Friday. […]

Home construction-related exchange traded funds surged Tuesday on speculation of an improving housing market after a widely observed indicator of single-family home prices rose at its fastest pace in 16 months. On Tuesday, the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSEArca: XHB) gained 1.9% and the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (NYSEArca: ITB) increased 2.6%. Homebuilders were […]

Investors may be stuck on the negatives as markets trip at the start of the new year. However, there may be some opportunities in consumer-related sectors and exchange traded funds. “Consumer spending and homebuilding look poised for solid growth in 2016,” First Trust Portfolios economists, led by Chief Economist Brian S. Wesbury, said in a […]

While U.S. markets retreated in the wake of the recent China-induced selling, residential real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded fund have held up surprisingly well. The iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (NYSEArca: REZ) dipped 0.9% year-to-date while the S&P 500 Index declined 5.8%. The rising number of U.S. renters and shift away […]

Investors may want to keep an eye on real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds this year as fundamental factors are still supportive of the asset class. REITs were among the best performers Tuesday, with the IndexIQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF (NYSEArca: ROOF) up 2.1% and iShares Residential Real Estate Capped […]

The housing market and sector-related exchange traded funds have steadily strengthened on moderate home sales and could continue to improve as a gradual rate hike schedule prompts more new home applicants. Year-to-date, the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSEArca: XHB) gained 0.7% and the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (NYSEArca: ITB) increased 5.3%. While the funds […]

Interest rate-sensitive assets and related exchange traded funds were relatively unfazed by the Federal Reserve’s announced first rate hike since 2006, suggesting that the markets may have already priced in higher rates. The Federal Open Market Committee announced that it will raise the benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to between […]

A surge in renting homes and apartments has pushed up prices as builders fail to meet the rising demand. While Americans are forced to pay higher rents, investors may capitalize on the trend through a residential real estate investment trust-related exchange traded fund. The iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (NYSEArca: REZ) includes large positions […]

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 REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) rose 0.6%, SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (NYSEArca: RWR) gained 1.9% and […]

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 economic growth could help sustain the sector. Year-to-date, the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) […]

Investors who are seeking income generation may want to take a look at real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds, especially as REITs are dishing out more yields. “Perhaps investors should start to consider REITs as dividend growth stocks,” Todd Rosenbluth, S&P Capital IQ Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research, writes in […]

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 expected–toward its objectives of maximum employment and 2 percent inflation,” the Fed said in a […]

Investors interested in positioning their portfolios ahead of changes to major market trends may target specific market segments with sector-specific exchange traded funds. For instance, on the recent webcast, How Well Do Your Know Your Sectors?, David Mazza, V.P. and Head of Research at State Street Global Advisor, pointed out that the utilities sector was […]