REITs: As Good as Gold?
While it's true that gold is topping $1,340 an ounce and housing sales remain weak, some real-estate funds are outperforming their metal-based rivals.
REITs Outshine Equities in First Nine Months of 2010
Third quarter REIT performance from NAREIT showed that U.S. REITs considerably outperformed the broader equity market in the first nine months of 2010.
What Can We Expect for Real Estate?
Over the last 10 years, REIT returns averaged 10.2% annually while the S&P 500 was stuck at -1.8%. What explains such consistent outperformance?
Bill Easing Foreign Investment in REITs Passed by House
The House on Friday, July 30, passed the Real Estate, Jobs and Investment Act of 2010 (H.R. 5901), a bill designed to make it easier for foreign investors to invest in U.S. real estate investments trusts (REITs).
REITs Outperform Broader Equity Market in First Half of 2010
The U.S. REIT industry significantly outperformed the broader equity market in the first half of 2010, despite global economic shocks that depressed the market in the second quarter, according to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
REITs on the rise
By Mark Lamkin So traded REITs are through the roof. During the third quarter, according to the Dow Jones Equity All REIT Index, they posted a...
REITs: Worth Another Look?
Investors have traditionally flocked to real estate investment trusts (REITs) for dividends, but over the past few years they've been getting a lot more: capital...
Safe Haven: U.S. REITs
With major global stock markets on sputter mode, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are proving to be a haven. Through mid-April, the DJ Wilshire REIT...
The signs are clear: Annualized returns of more than 25 percent in the public market over the past three years. Clients rushing into your offices...
Passport to Profits
Real estate, they say, is location, location, location. And increasingly that location doesn't have a USA zip code. These days, as American real estate gets...