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

These REITs take different paths to growth

ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $41.12 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Units outstanding: 92.7 million; Market cap: $3.8 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 3.8%; www. alliedreit.com) owns 157 office buildings, mainly in major Canadian cities. Most of those properties are classified as Class I.. Read More

Access Canada’s top REITs

ISHARES CDN REIT SECTOR INDEX FUND $16.23 (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’s MER is 0.61%, and it yields 4.5%.

The ETF’s top ten holdings are RioCan REIT… Read More