REIT ETF Overview

REIT ETFs hold exclusively real estate investments trusts (REITs). These trusts own or finance income-producing real estate. They provide investors with regular distributions, diversifications, high liquidity and the potential of real estate capital appreciation.

REIT ETFs are part of the following ETF.com market segments:

With 18 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, REIT ETFs gather total assets under management of $15.49B. The average expense ratio is 0.47%. REIT ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income

The largest REIT ETF is the Schwab U.S. REIT ETF SCHH with $5.55B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing REIT ETF was the LRET at 27.28%. The most-recent ETF launched in the REIT space was the JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF BBRE in 06/15/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

LRET ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged MSCI US REIT INDEX ETN 4.48%
LRET ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged MSCI US REIT INDEX ETN 4.48%
ICF iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF 3.43%
ICF iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF 3.43%
BBRE JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF 2.56%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

MRRL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B -2.62%
MRRL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B -2.62%
REML Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -2.25%
REML Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -2.25%
MORL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -1.63%

TOP CREATIONS

BBRE JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF 114.39
BBRE JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF 114.39
USRT iShares Core U.S. REIT ETF 70.17
USRT iShares Core U.S. REIT ETF 70.17
SRET Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF 24.41

TOP REDEMPTIONS

REET iShares Global REIT ETF -176.50
REET iShares Global REIT ETF -176.50
RWR SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF -38.55
RWR SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF -38.55
SCHH Schwab U.S. REIT ETF -15.97

AUM WINNERS

BBRE JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF 125.54%
BBRE JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF 125.54%
PFFR InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF 12.26%
PFFR InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF 12.26%
MRRL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B 9.18%

AUM LOSERS

RORE Hartford Multifactor REIT ETF -44.52%
RORE Hartford Multifactor REIT ETF -44.52%
MORL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -4.69%
MORL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -4.69%
KBWY Invesco KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT ETF -1.93%

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