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- ICF seeks to own the dominant companies in the REIT industry and managers can adjust the portfolio if needed to achieve index goals.
- The portfolio has only 30 holdings.
- Performance was very good during the real estate bull market of the early 2000s, but post-2008 performance is similar to other REIT ETFs.
There are several domestic REIT ETFs competing for investor dollars. Four of these funds have ten-year histories. They are iShares U.S. Real Estate (NYSEARCA:IYR); iShares Cohen & Steers REIT (NYSEARCA:ICF); Vanguard REIT (NYSEARCA:VNQ) and SPDR Dow Jones REIT (NYSEARCA:RWR). Three others have shorter histories: First Trust S&P REIT (NYSEARCA:FRI); Schwab U.S. REIT (NYSEARCA:SCHH) and PowerShares KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT (NYSEARCA:KBWY)… To Continue Reading Please, Click Here.
Yesterday we looked at IYR and compared it with RWR. Today, we’ll look at iShares Cohen & Steers REIT.
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