ETF Spotlight: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) | ETF Trends

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 office buildings, hotels and other real property.

Holdings: Top holdings include: Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG), Public Storage (NYSE: PSA), Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR), Ventas Inc (NYSE: VTR) and HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP).