Best Fit Real Estate Funds

Real estate funds invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs), which invest in and own commercial real estate properties. Generally, a REIT offers a high yield because it's required to distribute a large amount of its taxable income to its shareholders in the form of a dividend.

All ranked ETFs meet our Best Fit criteria.

#1 Schwab U.S. REIT ETF (SCHH)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 12.67% Avg. Volume: 142,502
Fees: 0.07% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT Index

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#2 Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 12.30% Avg. Volume: 3,450,517
Fees: 0.10% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: MSCI U.S. REIT Index

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#3 SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 12.68% Avg. Volume: 306,547
Fees: 0.25% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Wilshire REIT Index

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#4 iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF (ICF)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 13.51% Avg. Volume: 285,644
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index

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#5 Cohen & Steers Global Realty Majors ETF (GRI)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 5.37% Avg. Volume: 6,303
Fees: 0.55% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Cohen & Steers Global Realty Majors Index

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#6 First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund (FRI)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 12.01% Avg. Volume: 83,885
Fees: 0.50% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P REIT Composite Index

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#7 SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETF (RWO)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 8.33% Avg. Volume: 144,014
Fees: 0.50% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones Wilshire Global Real Estate Securities Index

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#8 Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 11.82% Avg. Volume: 39,288
Fees: 0.40% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Index

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#9 iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (REZ)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 14.55% Avg. Volume: 41,835
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: FTSE NAREIT All Residential Capped Index

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#10 iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 10.64% Avg. Volume: 10,585,960
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Total Return Index

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Top Performing Real Estate Funds As of 04.22.2014

PowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Insurance Portfolio (KBWP)

Total Return: 2.62%

Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x Shares (DRN)

Total Return: 1.00%

Wilshire US REIT ETF (WREI)

Total Return: 0.91%

PowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Insurance Portfolio (KBWP)

Total Return: 9.61%

iShares Industrial/Office Real Estate Capped ETF (FNIO)

Total Return: 6.11%

Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ)

Total Return: 4.24%

* Annualized