REET: Market Has Priced In A Few Rate Cuts Already – iShares Global REIT ETF (NYSEARCA:REET)

REET: Market Has Priced In A Few Rate Cuts Already - iShares Global REIT ETF (NYSEARCA:REET)

ETF Overview The iShares Global REIT ETF (REET) has a portfolio of global REITs. The fund tracks the investment results of the FTSE EPRA Nareit Global REITs Index. REITs from the U.S. represent nearly two thirds of its portfolio. This is beneficial as the U.S. has a much higher population growth rate than Europe and Japan where a few other global REITs have much higher exposure. The fund’s exposure to retail REITs is concerning due to the rise of e-commerce. However, this exposure is offset by residential and industrial REITs…

Will oil prices move higher amid increased tension with Iran?

A comment by the US Secretary of State sends oil lower Action speaks louder than words Iran is likely to continue to provoke the US Crude oil had a rough week as the price fell below the $60 per barrel level to a low at $54.72 per barrel before settling on July 19 at $55.63 on the nearby August futures contract. The initial selling came after China reported that GDP grew by 6.2% in the second quarter, the lowest level of economic growth on record. The ongoing trade dispute between…

Prime Day Proveds Potent for Online Retail ETFs

Amazon’s (AMZN) recent Prime Day broke records, underscoring the potency of online retail and the related investment opportunities, including the ProShares Online Retail ETF (ONLN n/a). ONLN, which is a year old, tracks the ProShares Online Retail Index. That benchmark includes companies that principally sell online or through other non-store channels, such as mobile or app purchases, rather than through bricks-and-mortar store locations. Component holdings must be classified as an online retailer, an e-commerce retailer, or an internet or direct marketing retailer, according to standard industry classification systems. “Adobe Analytics…

How To Protect Against FANG Stocks That Could Tilt The Market

With several of the FANG stocks reporting earnings this week–Amazon, Alphabet’s Google, and Facebook–investors are looking for ways to hedge against volatility that might accompany earnings moves. The three FANG stocks alone represent roughly 8% of the S&P 500, affecting ETFs such as SPY, among others. For example, when Alphabet’s Class A and C shares alone account for 23% of the Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC), the ETF is understandably jolted by any earnings news. “I think it is reasonable to be concerned when we get to frothy markets and…