7 Best REIT ETFs to Buy for 2019
Real estate investment trusts offer the primary benefits of real estate investing - diversification, dividend income and an inflationary hedge - without the responsibilities of owning and managing property. REIT exchange-traded funds, which trade like a stock, offer an entry point to multiple real estate sectors in a single cost- and tax-efficient package. Meir Barak, chairman and head trader at day trading academy Tradenet, says REITs area good way to beat home bias, as these assets can allow for a wider geographic reach. "With a REIT ETF, you can be exposed to an entire country's real estate sector without leaving the house," he says. Here are eight REIT ETFs to consider right now.