Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) has the second-best yield among REIT ETFs currently, at 4.2%. Half of the fund goes to retail REITs and specialized REITs, with smaller allocations going to office, residential and diversified REITS. It also has one of the lowest expense ratios among REIT funds: 0.10%.
Schwab U.S. REIT ETF (NYSEArca: SCHH) boasts a low 0.13% expense ratio. This ETF just launched. It’s made up of mortgage REITs, finance companies, commercial and residential real estate brokers, homebuilders and more.
SPDR Dow Jones REIT (NYSEArca: RWR) is the largest of all REIT ETFs, has a 3.3% yield a 0.20% expense ratio. Its holdings are primarily apartment, malls, office, health care and diversified REITs.
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Max Chen contributed to this article.