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

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

High-quality REITs can boost your returns

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) can play a useful role in well-balanced, income-seeking portfolios. Not only can they provide regular and stable income streams, but they can also deliver capital gains. In addition, they can add diversification, reducing the overall risk and volatility of the… Read More

Hold the top North American REITs

The best real estate investment trusts (REITs) have good management and balance sheets strong enough to weather an economic downturn. They also have high-quality tenants. The best ones still do well despite economic slowdowns, and they have also taken advantage of low interest rates to… Read More

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