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

Q: Pat: I have read a number of articles on Brookfield Property, and analysts seem very positive. What is your opinion of BPY.UN and what is your top REIT recommendation?

A: Brookfield Property Partners LP, $26.19, symbol BPY.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 407.4 million; Market cap: $10.7 billion; www.brookfieldproperties.com), owns, operates and invests in commercial real estate worldwide.

Brookfield Asset Management (symbol BAM.A on Toronto) first sold shares of Brookfield Property Partners to the public in… 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

Allied’s new project lands a big tenant

ALLIED PROPERTIES REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $42 (Toronto symbol AP.UN; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units o/s: 103.8 million; Market cap: $4.4 billion; Dividend yield: 3.7%; Divd. Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.alliedreit.com) owns 147 office buildings, mainly in major Canadian cities.
With the January 2018 payment,… 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

Diversify with these mid-cap ETFs

For most investors, we still think large-cap companies, or the ETFs that hold them, should form the core of their stock portfolios. However, while a lot of investors look to add a few small companies with high growth potential, many overlook medium-sized companies, or “mid… 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