Rising interest rates impact real estate

Apart from the overall market decline, higher interest rates in Canada and the U.S. are the main reason for weakness in the shares of real-estate firms and REITs. So far this year, ETFs holding U.S. and Canadian REIT have lost around 20% of their value.
However,… Read More

Inflation fears add to their appeal

While inflation pressures appear to be rising, consumer prices have seen only modest increases so far. Still, factors leading to a sharper rise may be building. They include today’s very low interest rates and the massive spending and borrowing by governments around the world to… Read More

Hold off on new buying

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF, $14.53, is a hold. The ETF (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) lets you tap all 21 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index. Investors pay a MER of 0.61%, and the REIT fund gives you a.. Read More

Own all of the top REITs

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF, $14.93, is a hold. The ETF (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) lets you tap all 21 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index. Investors pay a MER of 0.61%, and the REIT fund gives you a.. Read More

Hold Canada’s top REITs

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF, $13.33, is a hold. The ETF (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) lets you tap all 19 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.
Investors pay a reasonable MER of 0.61%, and the REIT fund gives you a.. Read More