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Old 04-22-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Reit etf

Howdy,

The recent go it on dividends alone thread got me looking at Dividend paying ETF's. I have no REITS and this puppy has a yield over 8% and seems to be in a good position from what I have found with Google. I am looking to put this 100% in a small ROTH that is about 4% of our total portfolio. Anyone recommendations or better ideas would be appreciated.

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Old 04-22-2012, 11:32 AM   #2
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Wally,

First let me say, my company is located in one of their properties. I am not too impressed with how they are taking care of this particular building, and while that may not be indicative of their financial performance, I would not put all my reit eggs in such a narrow basket. Also, with a yield like that, I wouldn't be surprised to see its NAV take a big hit should the market head south.
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It's a single company REIT stock, not a REIT ETF. Wrong thing if you are looking for a diversified REIT index fund ETF. I use VNQ for that.
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Wow,

Thanks, both great replies. I should have picked up the fact that it was a stock not an ETF....

Thanks as always for the help.

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Wally -

If you want a REIT ETF, most of these are passive and track the index. The biggest ones are RWR and VNQ- essentially the same security (the entire REIT index).

It sounds like you are more interested in equity REITs (which own physical property, as opposed to debt/mortgage REITs, which own and sell mortgage-like products).

The closest pure-play equity REIT ETF is KBWY (exp ratio 0.36 pct). If that expense ratio makes you gag, you could replicate a significant portion of the equity REIT sector on your own by buying individual REITs like VNO, PDM, GOV, MPW and BXP.
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Hi,

Thanks for the ideas. I went with VNQ.

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