Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Great news....just like I reported in the Feb 25th, 2011 blog.....REITs are outprforming the stock market again.

Real-estate stocks again outperformed the broader stock market during the second quarter, as investors bet property companies will provide a safe haven from global turmoil.

The Dow Jones Equity All REIT Index was up 9.9% for the first half of the year, compared with a 6% rise in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock Index and 8.6% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, on a total return basis. The recent performance caps a two-year period in which REITs have been on a hot streak, returning nearly 30%.

The truth is that real estate has been outperforming the stock market since 1958. No kidding. I went back over 50 years and compared numbers and this is what I discovered. a very small percentage of companies did better over the last 50 year period. What more proof do you need???

Last year, REITs raised $26.24 billion in equity, not including initial public offerings, the largest amount since 1997, according to data supplied by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. And that amount may soon be eclipsed; $23.72 billion has been raised so far this year.

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Many thanks from Blog Founder, Larry Tutino