Open House For Real Estate

REIT funds offer you another way to invest in property

6.85% as a result of investing in such companies as Frontline Capital Group (Nasdaq: FLCG), formerly Reckson Service Industries, and Allied Riser Communications (Nasdaq: ARCC), which both posted losses of more than 60% so far this year. “Funds that hold REITs tend to be more income-oriented, while funds that emphasize real estate operating companies may be more volatile, relying more on growth to provide total returns,” says Kapoor. “Either way, you should take a long-term view of real estate funds. If you want real estate in your portfolio, these funds should be considered because the securities ultimately reflect the holdings.”

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