Q: I currently have 9% of my portfolio in RioCan REIT, and I would like the real estate portion to be about 12% of the overall portfolio. I am therefore considering “going global” with the remaining 3% to 4%. What is your opinion of Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF? Thank you.

A: Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF, $55.65, symbol VNQI on Nasdaq (Units outstanding: 7.8 million; Market cap: $436.6 million; www.vanguard.com), invests in the 460 stocks in the S&P Global ex-U.S. Property Index. This index represents real estate investment trusts (REITs) in more than 30… Read More