Global Real Estate ETFs Take Off

September 24th, 2014 Posted in ETFs|Mutual Funds

Investors Chasing Global Real Estate ETFs

Investors Chasing Global Real Estate ETFs

Who would not like the idea of buying global real estate without leaving home? No wonder global real estate ETF investments skyrocketed. As Bloomberg recently reports in an article, investors are gobbling up global real estate companies at a record pace.

According to the Bloomberg article, global real estate ETF the SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (RWX) attracted 340 million in August, the most of any ETF that is comprised of property, mainly non-U.S. real estate.

Global real estate demand has dramatically exploded since the global financial crisis as investors started to look for a safe haven to park money and get higher returns.

As I mentioned in this article on A Dawn Journal in March, 2014, a PwC report mentioned that the global real market will grow substantially in the future due to rapid urbanization and demographic changes.

If you are looking for some global real estate ETFs, here are some places to start with your research. The iShares Global Real Estate (CGR) is a popular name trading on the Canadian exchange. On the U.S. exchanges there are SPDR DJ International Real Estate (RWX), SPDR DJ Global Real Estate (RWO), and Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF (VNQI), among others.

Like any other investments, global real estate ETFs are subject to various risks such as market risk, currency risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, and so on. Also, do your homework before getting into any investments.

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