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Global REIT boom ends with a thud

Posted on 07 October 2008

From Sovereignsociety.com: One of the biggest casualties of the global financial crisis is the big bust now underway in REITs, or real estate investment trusts. Until mid-2007, U.S. REITs dominated global investment performance in the post-2000 technology stock “bubble” era with eye-popping 25% annualized returns.

International REITs were even more profitable, especially for dollar-based investors as foreign currency returns boosted profits combined with rising dividend distributions. A blizzard of international and regional REIT mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) were launched since 2005 as global demand went off the charts….. Full Article: Source


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