REITs Outperform S&P 500 In 2016 First Half

Stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs extended their lead in total returns over the broader equity market in June and the first half of 2016. The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest benchmark of the listed U.S. REIT industry containing both Equity and Mortgage REITs, delivered a total return of 6.68 percent in June and 13.65 percent in the first six months of 2016.  The FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index gained 6.92 percent in June and 13.68 percent in the first six months of the year, and the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index gained 3.48 percent in June and 14.43 percent in the first six months.  In comparison, the S&P 500 gained 0.26 percent in June and 3.84 percent in the first six months of the year.

On a 12-month basis ended June 30, the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index was up 22.68 percent, the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index was up 23.62 percent and the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index was up 9.87 percent, while the S&P 500 was up 3.99 percent.

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