|Bid||0.00 x 3100|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||78.91 - 79.84|
|52 Week Range||72.05 - 86.14|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.17|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.12%|
Vanguard, the king of low-cost, self-directed investing, is seeing increased competition in the real estate exchange-traded fund (ETF) marketplace with the entrance of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, the unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co. ( JPM) that includes its ETF business. According to a report in MarketWatch, earlier this week, J.P. Morgan Asset Management introduced a new ETF focused on real estate investment trusts (REITs). The JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI US REIT ETF ( BBRE) began trading this week and tracks what is one of the most widely followed REIT benchmarks – the MSCI US REIT Index – noted the report.
The VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX) uses a data-driven, rules-based process that leverages over 50 indicators (technical, macroeconomic and fundamental, commodity price, and sentiment) to allocate across 12 individual real asset segments in five broad real asset sectors. These objective indicators identify the segments with positive expected returns. Then, using correlation and volatility, an optimization process determines the weight to these segments with the goal of creating a portfolio with maximum diversification while reducing risk. ...
Rising interest rates have been the primary reason for the volatility in the real estate sector since the beginning of 2018. Despite their strong first-quarter turnaround and improving fundamentals—with marked increases in their funds from operations and net operating incomes—REITs have remained under selling pressure in 2018. The Vanguard Real Estate ETF (VNQ), which invests in a range of real estate assets including REITs, rebounded 4% in May as most REITs reported better-than-expected earnings.
Yield hunters typically dump real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds when interest rates rise, but REITs may do well in a growing economic environment that is also comes ...
In a continued effort to deregulate the economy, President Donald Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act on March 24. This new act provides some tweaks to the Dodd-Frank Act, which was enacted in 2010 in response to the 2008 financial crisis. The new legislation is skewed toward helping community banks, which would benefit from the reduced capital requirements and regulatory costs.
In the recently concluded first quarter, more than 95% of REITs reported earnings beats and maintained their guidances for 2018. Retail sector REITs, which were battered in 2017, have now stabilized, and industrial (LXP) and hotel (PEB) REITs beat expectations in the first quarter. The laggards in the first-quarter earnings season were the REITs investing in student housing, cell towers (AMT), and apartments (APT).
The real estate sector (VNQ) has been lagging in performance in 2018. The reason for this decline has been the increase in interest rates and expectations of a higher interest rate in the future, which could dent demand in the real estate sector. The performance of the real estate sector has been a roller-coaster ride as interest rate expectations have continued to change with every incoming piece of data over the last few months.
When Vanguard, iShares and the like throw out terms like “high dividend” and “high yield,” what they really mean is simply “more than the market.” In this case, the VYM’s 3.1% certainly is greater than the 1.9% you can fetch from the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, but it’s far shy of the 5%-10% yields I typically cover in this space. It simply tracks an index of “common stocks of companies characterized by high dividend yields.” You’ll be unsurprised, then, to find that top holdings include the likes of Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson and AT&T. The iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF, at more than $16 billion in assets under management, is the largest preferred-stock ETF by a country mile.
Real estate investment trusts and sector-related REIT ETFs have been stuck in a rut, but things could change as more traders are looking into the space. Year-to-date, the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) fell 7.9%, iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate Index Fund (IYR) dropped 6.3% and Schwab US REIT ETF (SCHH) declined 6.8%. Analysts argued that expectations of a moderate slowdown rather than a hard landing are drawing some investors back, albeit cautiously, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Real estate is an attractive investment category — and also a risky one. Owning physical real estate can provide attractive returns, but a lot can go wrong: tenants can leave in the middle of the night, pipes can burst and markets can change without warning.
Savvy dividend investors know that international markets can provide much needed boosts to current income and portfolio yield. Scores of non-US markets, both developed and emerging, sport dividend yields in excess of the S&P 500.7 Stocks to Buy That Lost 10% in April
What Will Drive American Tower in 2018? While the US dollar was expected to gain from the growing economy and the rising interest rates, the recent tax cuts have flipped the scenario. With the tax rate cut, the US fiscal deficit continues to rise.
What Will Drive American Tower in 2018? American Tower (AMT) owns and operates over 160,000 communications sites around the world. The company’s top line has been rising over the past several years primarily on the back of solid property revenues.
American Tower (AMT) has remained committed to enhancing shareholder value and driving sustainable growth. The company’s 1Q18 capital deployment consists of 56% investments in the acquisition of new sites, 27% in paying out dividends, 14% in discretionary capital expenditure, and 3% in non-discretionary capital expenditure.
What Will Drive American Tower in 2018? Despite delivering a strong performance over the past several quarters, American Tower (AMT) has lowered its full-year 2018 guidance for property revenue, net income, and adjusted EBITDA by $60 million, $45 million, and $35 million, respectively, compared to the previous projection. American Tower expects property revenues to range between $6,870 million and $7,060 million, up 6.1% year-over-year.
Technological change and demographic shifts have seemingly touched every industry in one form or another. Real estate is no exception, and some of the best real estate investment trusts (REITs) to buy now touch upon these shifts. They have seen monumental shifts that have led to the ascendancy or decline in certain types of REITs.
Andrew, Arthur and Paul knew their REIT stock was too cheap. So, last August 21, the trio slapped down three independent bets on their firm’s stock using their own money. Their reward? Quick 26% returns!
The 2 worst performers, consumer staples (the purple line) and real estate investment trusts, or REITs (beige line) have flopped 12.4% and 8.5%, respectively. Let’s start with staples, because folks who buy these stocks, which are often considered the pinnacle of safety, are setting themselves up for brutal returns—and even serious losses—as interest rates rise. First, look at yields: as I write, the Consumer Staples Select SPDR ETF pays 2.98%—practically the same as the 3.0% yield on the 10-year Treasury Note.
Domestic real estate stocks and related exchange traded funds are struggling this year. For example, the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSE: VNQ ), the largest fund in this category and the largest sector ...
KEMMERER: Now that we understand why the macro environment is supportive, why don’t you tell us a little bit about the investment process? What we’re doing is looking at what drives these individual real asset equities.
GILLIAN KEMMERER: Welcome, I’m Gillian Kemmerer. Building on a legacy in the real asset space, VanEck is soon to debut a new fund, ticker RAAX. It is a real assets ETF that can invest in commodities, natural resource equities, REITs, MLPs, and infrastructure. It uses ETFs to gain exposure and can also be 100% in cash. Here to tell us more about the launch, VanEck’s own David Schassler and Roland Morris. Thanks for joining us. So, Dave, why don’t we start with an elevator pitch for the fund?
The Institute of Supply Management (or ISM) releases a monthly report on economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector or the services sector. This report has a similar format as the manufacturing sector report and is prepared by conducting a survey of purchasing and supply executives in these sectors. In March, the service sector continued to grow but at a slower pace.