Investors Are Coming Back To Real Estate Funds At Bargain Prices

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It is no secret that we are in an environment where everyone is expecting rising interest rates, especially with the FOMC themselves signaling that a rate raise “may be appropriate in March.”
NYSE:IYR March 13, 2017 11:05am

Here Are The Top-Performing ETFs Since Trump Was Elected

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From Zacks: Thanks to the combination of factors like Trump trade, strongest Q4 earnings growth in two years, solid economic data, and growing prospects of rate hike, the Wall Street has been on a stellar ride with the Dow Jones being the biggest winner.
NYSE:ITB March 3, 2017 7:56am

REIT Funds Holding Up Well, Despite Threat Of Higher Interest Rates

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From Stephen Mauzy: Interest rates are on the rise. Since the election, the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note, a bellwether yield for long-term interest rates, is up 70 basis points.
NYSE:VNQ March 2, 2017 8:30am

U.S. Home Prices Continue To Soar — Will Homebuilders Benefit?

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From Jill Mislinski: With Tuesday's release of the December S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, we learned that seasonally adjusted home prices for the benchmark 20-city index were up 0.9% month over month.
NYSE:XHB March 1, 2017 7:49am

High-Yield Opportunities Abound In The Underperforming Real Estate Space

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From Contrarian Outlook: Things are tough for contrarian investors these days. Back in August, for example, I recommended buying financial stocks. It was an easy call to make.
NYSE:XLRE February 28, 2017 6:16am

Here’s Why The Building And Construction Sector Is So Hot Right Now

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From Nick Kalivas: Infrastructure spending has been a hot topic since the November elections. Building and construction stocks have been buoyed by the outlook for infrastructure spending — most Democrats in Congress and President Donald Trump agree that additional spending is needed to improve our infrastructure.
NYSE:PKB February 27, 2017 2:47pm

Homebuilder ETFs On Watch As Pending Home Sales Plunge 2.8%

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From Jill Mislinski: This morning the National Association of Realtors released the January data for their Pending Home Sales Index.
NYSE:XHB

Canadian Banks Thrive Amid Red-Hot Housing Market

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Canadian banks have been perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the country's massive housing boom, with the financial giants taking on more and more debt in order to meet surging mortgage demand.
NYSE:EWC

Utilities, REITs Remain Top Picks For Retirement Portfolios

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From Contrarian Outlook: With the Trump bump squeezing stocks higher, retirees (and near-retirees) are asking me two questions a lot these days.
NYSE:VNQ

Real Estate ETFs Could Be Vulnerable As Luxury Market Collapses

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From Tyler Durden: Not all is well in the luxury segment of the US housing market, manifested best through Manhattan's luxury condo segment, where as reported here over the last few months, there has been a sharp deterioration.
NYSE:VNQ February 24, 2017 9:31am

The Two Biggest Homebuilder ETFs Are Quite A Bit Different Under The Hood

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Homebuilders and Construction based stocks have prospered since Trump’s election last November, even amid an environment of rising interest rates.
NYSE:ITB February 23, 2017 12:44pm

Long-Term Housing Data Paints Rosy Picture For Homebuilders

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From Jill Mislinski: Yesterday we reported separately on the latest residential building permits and housing starts in the government's monthly report, courtesy of the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Despite the fact that both are monthly SAAR series (seasonally adjusted annualized rate), they are exceptionally volatile and subject to extensive revisions. Thus it is unwise to assign much credibility to a single month.
NYSE:XHB February 17, 2017 10:02am

Keep An Eye On Rising Inflation’s Effect On Real Estate

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From Eric Bush: CPI excluding food and energy (core-CPI) increased by 31 bps in January for the largest one month increase since March 2006. Headline CPI increased to 2.54% year-over-year which is the fastest growth rate since March 2012.
NYSE:VNQ February 15, 2017 2:01pm

Real Estate ETFs In Focus As Homebuilder Earnings Loom

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From Zacks: The housing sector appears in great shape if we look at the recently released earnings. However, the recent volley of data points tells another story. Both existing and new home sales dropped in December with the former seeing a 2.8% decline and the latter witnessing a 10.4% plunge from November.
NYSE:XHB February 1, 2017 8:50am

It’s Time To Get Back Into REIT ETFs

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From David Fabian: ETF investors are likely measuring the resilience and relative performance of their portfolios during the latest 6-month jump in interest rates. Bond funds are the obvious areas of concern in terms of volatility. However, many stock and equity-income asset classes maintain a high sensitivity to Treasury yield fluctuations as well.
NYSE:SCHH January 19, 2017 6:42am

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