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  • Real estate investment trusts under the FTSE NAREIT All REITs index returned 14.8% over the first five months of the year – one the best performing asset classes, according to Pension & Investments.
  • REITs have been outperforming as investors seek out high-yield assets, with benchmark 10-year yields falling over 50 basis points this year.
  • Investors who believe interest rates will remain low for several more years can can take a look at REITs.
  • “So far this year, they are right,” KBW analyst Michael Widner said in a MarketWatch article. “That being said, last year they were wrong. The caveat is you have to be comfortable that rates aren’t going up.”

Guggenheim Wilshire US REIT ETF

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Max Chen contributed to this article.