Here’s two ways for investors to own REITs

CHOICE PROPERTIES REIT $12.22 (Toronto symbol CHP.UN; Units outstanding: 277.2 million; Market cap: $8.3 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 6.1%; www.enbridge.com) acquired Canadian REIT (old symbol REF.UN), a recommendation of Canadian Wealth Advisor, on May 7, 2018.
The merger created Canada’s biggest real estate investment trust: 751 properties… Read More

Their focus on major cities will pay off

RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $24.48 (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Units outstanding: 310.5 million; Market cap: $7.5 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 5.9%; www.riocan.com) owns all or part of 250 shopping centres and other properties across Canada. They include 17 projects now under development. In all, the… Read More

We don’t like all its holdings

ISHARES CDN REIT INDEX FUND $17.70 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 15 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.
The fund has an MER of 0.61%, and it currently yields a high 4.7%.
The ETF’s top ten holdings are RioCan REIT… Read More

Focused growth will power these REITs

ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $43.94 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Units outstanding: 100.3 million; Market cap: $4.4 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 3.6%; www.alliedreit.com) owns 147 office buildings, mainly in major Canadian cities. Most of those are classified as Class I buildings. Together, they comprise… Read More

A few holdings cut its appeal

ISHARES CDN REIT INDEX FUND $16.61 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 15 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.
The fund has an MER of 0.61%, and it currently yields a high 4.8%.
The ETF’s top ten holdings are RioCan REIT… Read More

Here’s two buys for yield-seeking investors

ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $41.53 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Units o/s: 93.0 million; Market cap: $3.9 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Divd. yield: 3.8%; www.alliedreit.com) owns 146 office buildings, mainly in major Canadian cities. Most of those are classified as Class I buildings. Together, they comprise… Read More

Good way to buy REITs

ISHARES CDN REIT INDEX FUND $16.61 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 16 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.

The fund has an MER of 0.61%, and it currently yields a high 4.9%.

The ETF’s top ten holdings… Read More

Our top three picks for 2018

Dear safe-money investor:

We’ve selected our top picks for 2018—one stock, one real estate investment trust (REIT) and one exchange-traded fund (ETF). Each offers an attractive combination of growth prospects and a reasonable price.

We feel that investors will profit the most by holding a well-balanced… Read More