These ETFs offer top-quality REITs

Traditionally, REITs are said to suffer when interest rates rise. That’s in part because their units, which typically offer high yields, compete with fixed-income instruments for investor interest. However, higher interest rates are usually accompanied by increased economic activity and growth. That higher growth is… Read More

Here are five key ways to value REITs

Real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) have different valuation measures than, say, industrial companies or banks. Here we look at five popular methods to compare the valuations of REITs.
The net asset value (NAV) approach
Most REITs regularly value their real estate portfolios, either internally or by appointing… Read More

ETF taps Canadian REITs

ISHARES CDN REIT INDEX ETF $18.37 (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. This includes retail, residential, office and industrial REITs.
The fund has an MER of 0.61%, and it currently yields a high… Read More

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

REITs Canada still offers tax advantages for these investments

Investing in REITs Canada can help you minimize risk in owning investment property
REITs Canada is the remaining category of income trusts, continue to pay distributions before they pay tax—and that’s good for unitholders. The 2011 law that put an end to tax privileges for other… Read More

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

Robo-advisors aim to put investors in suitable ETFs

Generally, robo-advisors offer a set number of investment portfolios largely composed of ETFs. They then use a client’s investment profile—factoring in their needs and risk tolerance—to determine which of those portfolios is best suited to the individual investor.
Robo-advisors claim that their exclusive algorithms take the… Read More