Tag: VNQ


REITs Hold Up Better Than Stocks

While stocks have faded back to January levels, real estate investment trusts or REITs are still up for the year. The Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) is up over 5% in 2011 while the performance of the S&P 500 has been nearly flat.

Check Those Dividend Checks

A new problem is emerging for cash-strapped income investors. Dividends may be coming in the form of more stock instead of cash.

Investing in REITs with ETFs

Each of the top 3 ETF sponsors has at least one domestic REIT fund. International and specialty REIT ETFs are also available.



REITs are coming back from their March lows and a REIT ETF is a low cost way for investors to participate in the trend. Each of the top 3 ETF sponsors has a REIT fund and State Street also has an international REIT ETF.

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