Their high occupancy rates offset your risk

These two retail-focused REITs continue to benefit as many of their tenants remained open despite COVID-19 shutdowns. Those steady cash flows continue to support their distributions.
CHOICE PROPERTIES REIT $15 is a top pick for 2021. Canada’s biggest REIT (Toronto symbol CHP.UN; Cyclical-Growth Payer Portfolio; Manufacturing… Read More

RioCan bounces back

RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST, $22.48, is a buy. The REIT (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Units o/s: 317.7 million; Market cap: $7.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 4.3%; www.riocan.com) continues to rebound as its shopping malls re-open.
In the quarter ended June 30, 2021, revenue rose… Read More

Hold on to this REIT ETF

ISHARES S&P/TSX REIT INDEX ETF, $20.33, is a hold. The ETF (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) lets investors tap all 21 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.
Investors pay an MER of 0.61%, and the REIT fund gives… Read More

Gain with mall reopenings

RIOCAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST $22 is a buy. The REIT (Toronto symbol REI.UN; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Units outstanding: 317.8 million; Market cap: $7.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 6.0; Distribution yield: 4.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.riocan.com) continues to rebound as its shopping… Read More