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Comparing the Cost of Real Estate ETFs (discusses ICF, IYR and RWR)

Aug. 17, 2005 4:22 PM ETRWR, IYR, ICF
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David Jackson

Tara Siegal Bernard wrote a good basic introduction to ETFs here (subscription required) on WSJ.com. (Full disclosure: she quotes two authors from this site, David Jackson and J.D. Steinhilber.) In her discussion of ETF fees, she includes the following useful comparison of ICF, IYR and RWR:

Several financial advisers point to the wide variance in cost of ETFs that track real estate: According to Morningstar, the Vanguard REIT Vipers [ticker: ICF] carry an expense ratio of only 0.12%, while the iShares Dow Jones Real Estate ETF [ticker: IYR] is at 0.60%. Nestled in between are the iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors [ticker: RWR] at 0.35%, and the streetTracks Wilshire REIT Fund at 0.26%.

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