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  • 9/7/2016

    Understanding REITs: How Large A Part Of The Stock Market Are REITs?

    When Real Estate companies are removed from the Financials Sector of the S&P Dow Jones Indices and become constituents of a new Real Estate Sector on September 16, the sector will be the eight largest of the 11 headline sectors that make up the S&P 1,500 Index.

  • 9/7/2016

    Lodging/Resorts Delivers For Yield-Seeking Investors

    Investors seeking income found it in the Specialty REITs sector’s 6.22 percent dividend yield – nearly double the dividend yield of the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index on August 31.

  • 9/7/2016

    REITs Nearly Double S&P 500’s Returns In Year Through August

    REIT returns nearly doubled those of the broader equity market in the first eight months of 2016.  The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index, the broadest benchmark of the U.S. REIT market containing both Equity and Mortgage REITs, delivered a 14.18 percent total return in the year through August.

  • 8/12/2016

    Property Segments: Free Standing Retail Return Tops 40%

    The Free Standing Retail category led the Equity REIT market in the first seven months of the year with a 40.36 percent total return.

  • 8/12/2016

    Understanding REITs: Real Estate Investment Made Liquid

    Stock exchange-listed REITs combine the investment benefits of real estate with the benefits of a liquid market, which has become progressively more so.

  • 8/12/2016

    REITs More Than Double S&P’s Return In 2016 Through July

    Stock exchange-listed U.S. REITs delivered total returns more than double those of the broader equity market in the year through July. 

  • 8/12/2016

    Dividend Yields: Six Sectors Beat Equity REIT Index Benchmark

    Six Equity REIT sectors had dividend yields at the end of July that exceeded the yield of the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index’s 3.47 percent. 

  • 7/11/2016

    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. 

  • 7/11/2016

    Dividend Yields: Lodging/Resorts Sector Leads With 5.61% Yield

    REITs continued to attract yield-seeking investors in the first half of the year.  The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index provided a dividend yield of 3.97 percent on June 30.  The FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index provided a dividend yield of 3.59 percent, and the FTSENAREIT Mortgage REITs Index’s dividend yield was 10.87 percent.  In comparison, the dividend yield of the S&P 500 was 2.17 percent.

  • 7/11/2016

    Study: REITs STUDY: REITs Were Top-Performing Pension Fund Asset, But Smallest Allocation

    In a new, 17-year study of asset performance at 200 major pension funds, REITs were the top performing asset, with 12 percent average annual returns.  They also had the lowest allocation, at 0.6 percent of total fund assets.

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