VNQ : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Follow The Country's Largest Pension Fund Into This Asset

    October 23, 2014
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) shocked the investing world in September when it announced that ...
  2. A Simple Method To Outperform Buffett's Heirs

    September 29, 2014
    You do not get to be one of the world's wealthiest investors without being able to make some pretty amazing deals. Shares ...
  3. After spending much of 2013 in the dumps, REITs have roared this year. Investors should expect the gains to continue as long as the economy strengthens and interest rates remain low.

    How Far Can The REIT Rally Go?

    June 3, 2014
    After spending much of 2013 in the dumps, REITs have roared back this year. But how much gas could the real estate investments ...
  4. This Hidden Catalyst Could Cripple The Housing Market In 2014

    December 9, 2013
    Despite a bunch of new stats, trends and regulations circulating about the housing market, nothing points to its definitive ...
  5. The Hidden Costs of ETF Investing

    October 10, 2013
    One of the most appealing features of exchange-traded funds–aside from the ability to tap into a large variety of asset ...
  6. The Time For Retail Real Estate Is Now

    September 11, 2013
    Driven by cost-cutting consumers and high unemployment, firms operating the shopping and strip mall space have been left ...
  7. REITs Still Hold Long Term Value

    July 10, 2013
    The Fed’s taper talk recent squashed some of the euphoria for the commercial real estate world. However, REITs have historically ...
  8. Real Estate ETFs: 3 Things To Consider

    July 8, 2013
    For retail investors, the exchange traded fund boom has opened up a plethora of opportunities for portfolio construction. ...
  9. Head-To-Head: Real Estate Industry ETFs

    June 25, 2013
    After suffering tremendous losses during the 2008 housing bubble, real estate investments have managed to claw their way ...
  10. U.S. Real Estate ETFs Battle For Inflows: IYR vs. ICF vs. RWR

    June 12, 2013
    With the economic turnaround in the U.S. gaining momentum, real estate investments were among the first to come back. They ...
  11. Crime Pays For REIT Investors

    April 23, 2013
    While it’s not a glamorous business, operating for-profit prisons is quite a money maker. Especially for those firms now ...
  12. The State of the Union Address for Investors - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Here is my short-form take on President Obama's State of the Union address.  This is written to outline four major areas ...
  13. Why The Rest of the World is Pouring Billions Into the U.S. Real ...

    January 18, 2013
    Yngve Slyngstad and Peter Ballon aren't well-known names in the U.S. investment community, but their decisions are having ...
  14. 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor

    December 6, 2012
    With interest expected to stay at near-zero levels for the foreseeable future, many investors have found it challenging to ...
  15. Ultimate Guide To Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ)

    November 19, 2012
    Real estate has long been a popular asset class as it tends to offer excellent long-term returns with relatively low correlation ...
  16. Mortgage REIT ETFs: 10% Yields + Low Volatility

    October 9, 2012
    The hunt for meaningful yield amid a landscape dominated by low-rate central bank policy has proven to be a challenge even ...
  17. The Introductory Guide to Real Estate ETF Investing - ETF News ...

    September 12, 2012
    The U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry has managed to surge so far in 2012, driven by strengthening fundamentals ...
  18. Q2 ETF Asset Report: Bond Funds Lead the Charge - ETF News And ...

    July 3, 2012
    The second quarter was, despite the overall market turmoil, a pretty solid one for the broad ETF industry. A handful of new ...
  19. REIT Pay Outs Are On The Rise

    June 27, 2012
    Improving economic conditions and rising rent rates are helping push high dividends even higher.
  20. 4 Really Hot Real Estate REIT ETFs

    June 26, 2012
    Go take advantage of the weakness in the housing sector. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
  21. Not Your Grandma's Trailer Park

    April 24, 2012
    For investors, the sleepy world of manufactured home real estate could be a hidden gem in the sector.
  22. REITs Still Looking Good

    April 5, 2012
    While the commercial real estate sector has seen a huge increase in investor attention due to its dividend yields, it still ...
  23. 4 Hot Real Estate REIT ETFs

    March 20, 2012
    Go take advantage of the weakness in the housing sector. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
  24. 4 Hot Real Estate REIT ETFs

    January 16, 2012
    Go take advantage of the weakness in the housing sector. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
  25. Finding Big Yields In Small Cap Real Estate

    July 26, 2011
    While large-cap commercial real estate has continued its gains throughout 2011, smaller firms seem to be stuck in the mud. ...
  26. Best Funds For The Long Haul

    July 10, 2011
    Indexing doesn't just mean plopping your money into the S&P 500, money manager Tom Posey tells Kate Stalter in today's ...
  27. Gains In International Real Estate

    January 24, 2011
    After an impressive housing market run in 2010, many have missed out on U.S. real estate bargains. But steady gains in international ...
  28. 4 Real Estate REIT ETFs For 2011

    January 6, 2011
    Go take advantage of the housing sector's crisis. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
  29. High Volatility Stocks For The Value Investor

    August 25, 2010
    It's hard to figure out whether these stocks are big-beta traders or long-term fundamental value holds.
  30. ETFs For A Low-Cost, Long-Term Portfolio

    October 28, 2009
    While ETFs are a great tool for exploring sectors, they can form the basis of a great long term portfolio.
  31. Winning International Small Caps

    August 21, 2009
    Often overlooked by investors, international small caps offer a great way to profit from long term trends and add to a portfolios ...
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