Who’s left standing in the real estate exchange traded fund (ETF) category?
The real estate sector has been bearing the brunt of the credit crisis and rising interest rates, but it can still be a hedge against inflation, reports Will McClatchy for ETFZone. The sector has been a bellwether for the economy in recent months.
McClatchy puts the funds under the microscope to see which ones make strong candidates in various portfolios. It is important to clarify that no real estate ETF is exposed to single family housing, which has been the primary headache-causer many American families and the economy.