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): 13.07% Avg. Volume: 140,019
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): 12.52% Avg. Volume: 3,670,734
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): 13.07% Avg. Volume: 303,103
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): 14.09% Avg. Volume: 266,790
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index

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

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 12.29% Avg. Volume: 84,102
Fees: 0.50% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P REIT Composite Index

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

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 8.07% Avg. Volume: 136,531
Fees: 0.50% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones Wilshire Global Real Estate Securities Index

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

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 5.65% Avg. Volume: 6,456
Fees: 0.55% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Cohen & Steers Global Realty Majors Index

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#8 iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (REZ)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 14.44% Avg. Volume: 40,372
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: FTSE NAREIT All Residential Capped Index

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

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 10.45% Avg. Volume: 10,869,103
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

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

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#10 iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (REM)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 10.82% Avg. Volume: 1,290,269
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: FTSE NAREIT All Mortgage Capped Index

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Top Performing Real Estate Funds As of 03.05.2014

Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x Shares (DRN)

Total Return: 15.06%

ProShares Ultra Real Estate (URE)

Total Return: 9.51%

iShares Retail Real Estate Capped ETF (RTL)

Total Return: 5.87%

PowerShares KBW Property & Casualty Insurance Portfolio (KBWP)

Total Return: 12.85%

Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x Shares (DRN)

Total Return: 10.20%

IQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF (ROOF)

Total Return: 8.74%

* Annualized