Has the sizzling hot performance of REITs gotten too far ahead of itself?
After posting consecutive yearly losses of 16.40% in 2007 and 36.94% in 2008, U.S. REITs have recorded five straight yearly gains. Will there be a sixth?
The Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) has already jumped 18% through the first half of 2014 and is one of the top performing industry sectors outside of the S&P 500. That performance tops broader benchmarks like the Dow Jones Total Stock Market Index.