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Diversifying with REIT ETFs: A Complete Guide to 20 Real Estate Investment Trust Exchange-Traded Funds

Explore the fascinating world of REIT ETFs in our all-encompassing guide featuring 20 ETFs that focus on real estate investment trusts, with data current as of 5/9/23. An ETF, or exchange-traded fund, is a type of investment fund that holds a collection of assets and can be bought or sold on stock exchanges. A REIT ETF differs from a regular REIT by providing investors with diversified exposure to a broad range of REITs, rather than investing in a single trust. This comprehensive guide will help you understand the nuances of REIT ETFs, their unique benefits, and how they can enhance your real estate investment strategy in today’s market.

SymbolDescriptionInception DateFeesIndexMarket CapCurrent YieldHistorical Average YieldLifetime total returnSPY total return same periodSharpe difference
ICFiShares Cohen & Steers Realty Major ETF01/29/20010.34%Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index$2,094,489,0002.40%4.42%812.55%248.10%0.22
DRNDirexion Real Estate Bull (3x) ETF07/16/20091.08%MSCI US REIT Index$38,313,0001.89%2.84%729.42%384.80%-0.34
IYRiShares U.S. Real Estate ETF06/12/20000.43%Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index$3,046,851,0002.57%4.74%674.62%216.58%0.22
INDSPacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF05/14/20180.60%Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR Index$203,300,0002.24%1.97%82.14%59.29%0.10
SRETGlobal X SuperDividend REIT ETF03/16/20150.55%Solactive Global SuperDividend REIT Index$262,380,5213.78%8.04%107.07%111.85%-0.29
SCHHSchwab U.S. REIT ETF01/13/20110.07%Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Index$5,255,318,0002.54%0.19%-21.40%-4.20%-0.55
RDOGALPS REIT Dividend Dogs ETF05/07/20080.35%S-Network REIT Dividend Dogs Index$15,768,3853.67%0.93%-3.07%29.96%-0.35
BBREJPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI US REIT ETF06/15/20180.11%MSCI US REIT Index$655,730,2502.15%2.51%31.54%56.70%-0.19
REZiShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF05/01/20070.48%FTSE NAREIT All Residential Capped Index$583,629,5001.76%3.45%106.28%200.46%-0.20
NURENuShares Short-Term REIT ETF12/20/20160.35%Dow Jones U.S. Select Short-Term REIT Index$52,364,0002.47%3.13%51.11%96.07%-0.26
VNQVanguard REIT ETF09/23/20040.12%MSCI US REIT Index$31,065,863,3823.41%4.24%168.73%314.35%-0.24
NETLNETLease Corporate Real Estate ETF03/22/20190.60%Fundamental Income Net Lease Real Estate Index$91,033,2504.69%3.63%13.44%47.58%-0.37
FRIFirst Trust S&P REIT Index Fund ETF05/08/20070.48%S&P U.S. REIT Index$116,699,0452.66%2.54%53.03%205.75%-0.32
USRTiShares Core U.S. REIT ETF05/01/20070.08%FTSE NAREIT Equity REITS Index$1,732,212,0001.93%3.69%44.75%202.98%-0.32
FFRFirst Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate ETF08/27/20070.60%FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index$23,663,6582.64%3.18%15.38%187.86%-0.43
RWRSPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF04/23/20010.25%Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Index$1,364,257,2003.44%4.52%29.93%272.81%-0.18
REETiShares Global REIT ETF07/08/20140.14%FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global REIT Index$2,777,552,0001.95%3.95%20.22%122.70%-0.50
ROOFIQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF06/14/20110.70%IQ US Real Estate Small Cap Index$23,387,0003.16%5.15%60.88%246.03%-0.52
KBWYInvesco KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT Portfolio ETF12/02/20100.35%KBW Nasdaq Premium Yield Equity REIT Index$209,083,0006.38%6.23%76.42%277.59%-0.52
DRVDirexion Real Estate Bear (3x) ETF07/16/20091.09%MSCI US REIT Index$201,771,7250.33%0.17%-99.91%384.80%-1.85

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