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

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

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

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

Pat: We are looking for stable income and came across this REIT: Artis Real Estate Investment Trust, AX.UN. Its dividend is higher than others, but how sustainable is it? Can you comment on this REIT? Thanks.

A: Artis REIT, $13.15, symbol AX.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 149.3 million; Market cap: $2.0 billion; www.artisreit.com), owns 25.4 million square feet of industrial (43%), office (43%) and retail (14%) space.

Those properties are in Alberta (19% of the total), Manitoba (15%), Saskatchewan (6%), B.C. (3%),… Read More

Tap into the top REITs

ISHARES CDN REIT SECTOR INDEX FUND $16.44 (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 5.0%.
The ETF’s top ten holdings are RioCan REIT at… Read More

Hold off on new buying

ISHARES CDN REIT SECTOR INDEX FUND $16.09 (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 5.1%.
The ETF’s top ten holdings are: RioCan REIT at… Read More