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  • Aug. 23, 2013, 11:09 AM
  • Aug. 16, 2013, 4:25 PM
  • Jul. 8, 2013, 4:57 PM
    U.S. REITs (IYR and VNQ are a couple of broad ones) posted a 5.41% total return in H1, according to NAREIT, well behind the S&P 500 which gained 13.82%. The top sub-sector was lodging/hotels (HST, HPT RLJ, INN to name a few), up 10.52%, just ahead of Health Care (VTR, HTA, HCP), and Self-storage (CUBE, EXR, PSA).
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  • Jun. 26, 2013, 8:35 AM
    iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) announces quarterly distribution of $0.6062. 30-Day SEC yield of 3.72% (as of 05/31/2013). For shareholders of record June 28. Payable July 02. Ex-div date June 26.
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  • Jun. 25, 2013, 1:21 PM
    "The housing worm has turned over the past few weeks," says Zillow's Stan Humphries, noting super-tight inventories are easing and interest rates are headed higher. "Runaway appreciation (see Case-Shiller) ... will begin to moderate ... Buyers expecting home values to continue rising at this pace indefinitely may be in for a shock." Up sharply after a big earnings report earlier, Lennar (LEN +0.7%) has eased. The Homebuilders ETF (XHB +1.6%) continues higher though. The U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR +0.8%).
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  • Jun. 24, 2013, 3:41 PM
    More on opportunities in volatility (previous): The one-month implied volatility on the iShares U.S. Real Estate Index Fund (IYR +0.1%) has surged to 25 from a low of 8 earlier this year and against the 2000-07 average of 15, says Goldman. Selling puts (not a strategy for risk-averse types) on the ETF's top holding - Simon Property Group (SPG +0.5%) - could yield a tasty return.
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  • Jun. 12, 2013, 3:30 PM
    Renewed selling also hits equity REITs, with the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ -1.3%) just holding onto gains YTD; the iShares Real Estate ETF (IYR -1.4%). Among individual stocks, Realty Income (O -1.6%) is off 22% in 3 weeks; Senior Housing (SNH -2.3%), Digital Realty (DLR -4%) American Capital Realty (ARCP -2.1%), Omega Healthcare (OHI -1.7%). Among the best performers is HCP, Inc. (HCP -0.9%).
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  • Jun. 5, 2013, 3:30 PM
    One stock working today is Realty Income Trust (O +1.1%) after an ugly 20% decline for the income favorite over the past two weeks. The broader U.S. real estate ETF (IYR -0.8%) continues lower, now off about 10% over the same period. Low cap rates on commercial property will be a quick victim to any rise in interest rates.
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  • May 29, 2013, 9:11 AM
    Investors pulled money out of real estate yesterday, with the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) losing 4% of its AUM. Notably garnering assets yesterday were the Consumer Staples SPDR (XLP), the MSCI Germany ETF (EWG), and the Dow Jones U.S. Tech ETF (IYW) - each adding nearly 4%. The dip-buyers were out on the MSCI Japan (EWJ) and Japan Hedged Equity (DXJ) funds - they added nearly 2% in AUM.
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  • May 24, 2013, 4:42 PM
    The week's ETF movers - Gainers: GDXJ +6.5%. GAZ +6.3%. TAN +5.2%. UNG +4.4%. GDX +4.3%.
    ETF Losers: WPS -6.1%. EWJ -5.7%. EWA -5.6%. EPI -5.6%. IYR -3.4%.
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  • May 24, 2013, 12:45 PM
    Multi-asset income ETFs are here to stay, writes Paul Britt, as Guggenheim's CVY crosses $1B in AUM. It's been around since 2006, but a new entrant, MDIV has pulled in $440M in less than a year. These income funds have no mandate in their search for yield and roam across dividends (DVY), high-yield (HYG), REITs (IYR, VNQ), and MLPs (AMJ) as necessary. One drawback is their somewhat high expense ratios - in the 60-80 bp range, compared, for example, to DVY at 40 bps. Other M-A ETFs: INKM, IYLD, GYLD, HGI.
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  • May 13, 2013, 1:56 PM
    The NAREIT U.S. REIT Index (IYR, VNQ) had a pretty good year just in April, rising 5.8% vs. the S&P up 1.9%. YTD through April, the index was up 15.44% vs. 12.74% for the S&P. Y/Y, REITs are up 22.2% vs. the S&P at 16.89% The best performers in April were the retail REITs (SPG, TCO, GGP, O, ARCP, PEI), gaining 9.9%. Taking a break were the timber REITs (PCH, PCL), down 1.6% in April after rising 7.3% the previous month. YTD, the leading REIT performer is Health Care (VTR, HCP, HCN HTA), +23.7%.
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  • Apr. 22, 2013, 1:49 PM
    Moody's upgrades its outlook for the equity REIT industry to Stable. The sector is "well positioned to handle the fragile economic outlook and the potential for rising interest rates," the ratings agency says, in a new report. Moody's Senior VP notes that REITs have "access to multiple capital sources … at historically low rates that have lengthened their debt maturity profiles," boosted earnings, and increased fixed charge coverage ratios.
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  • Apr. 16, 2013, 9:25 AM
    There's not too many surprises in ETF action yesterday, with areas like the bond market (AGG), real estate (IYR), low volatility (SPLV), and pharmaceuticals (IHE) seeing big inflows, and small caps (IWM), energy (XLE), energy exploration (XOP), and materials (XLB) seeing a wave of cash exit.
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  • Apr. 5, 2013, 5:00 PM
    The week's ETF movers - Gainers: TLT +4.3%. WPS +3.7%. UNG +2.6%. VNQ +2.4%. IYR +1.8%.
    ETF Losers: GDXJ -8.0%. GDX -7.4%. URA -6.7%. EWY -6.2%. REMX -5.3%.
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  • Mar. 25, 2013, 9:48 AM
    iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) announces quarterly distribution of $0.5844. 12-month yield of 3.52% (as of 02/28/2013). For shareholders of record Mar. 27. Payable Apr. 01. Ex-div date Mar. 25.
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The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, to the performance of the real estate sector of the U.S. equity market, as represented by the Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index.
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