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 $18.12B. 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 $6.11B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing REIT ETF was the LRET at 23.94%. 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

REML Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN 2.60%
MRRL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN Series B 2.15%
MORT VanEck Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF 1.17%
MORL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN 0.17%
SRET Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF -0.15%

Bottom ETF Performers

LRET ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged MSCI US REIT INDEX ETN -4.95%
RORE Hartford Multifactor REIT ETF -3.71%
KBWY Invesco KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT ETF -3.20%
USRT iShares Core U.S. REIT ETF -2.43%
FFR First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate -2.42%

Top Creations

BBRE JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF 446.73
REET iShares Global REIT ETF 115.48
SCHH Schwab U.S. REIT ETF 58.36
SRET Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF 41.80
USRT iShares Core U.S. REIT ETF 19.19

Top Redemptions

RWR SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF -9.08
RORE Hartford Multifactor REIT ETF -8.12
NURE Nuveen Short-Term REIT ETF -4.65
MORL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN -0.09
FFR First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate 0

AUM Winners

BBRE JPMorgan BetaBuilders MSCI U.S. REIT ETF 68.28%
PFFR InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF 14.48%
SRET Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF 13.08%
REML Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN 6.26%
REET iShares Global REIT ETF 3.99%

AUM Losers

RORE Hartford Multifactor REIT ETF -51.54%
NURE Nuveen Short-Term REIT ETF -10.13%
LRET ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged MSCI US REIT INDEX ETN -7.02%
ICF iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF -3.57%
RWR SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF -3.40%

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