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The Best ETFs To Play The Bull Market In Real Estate Stocks

|Includes:iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR), RWX, SRS, URE

In my February review of the economic cycle, I highlighted the real estate sector as one of the most promising investment areas for 2014. The analysis showed that the iShares Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:IYR) has received the top ranking (see current rankings at ETFnext.com) and, in addition, IYR displayed a favorable chart pattern. The chart below shows that IYR continues to outperform the market and has now entered into a bullish uptrend:

For investors who are looking to diversify into international investments, the SPDR DJ Wilshire International Real Estate Index ETF (NYSEARCA:RWX) may merit consideration. Comparing the IYR and RWX charts we can see a similar chart pattern. However, the bullish breakout for RWX (see blue arrow) occurred with about a two month lag. This can present an excellent opportunity to invest early in international real estate.

Aggressive investors can use the ProShares Ultra Real Estate (NYSEARCA:URE) and the ProShares Ultra Short Real Estate (NYSEARCA:SRS) ETFs to make a bet on the continuation of the bull market in real estate by using a spread trade (long URE and short SRS):

Disclosure: I am long IYR, RWX, URE.

Additional disclosure: I am short SRS

Stocks: IYR, RWX, URE, SRS