16.01.2012 - Domestic real estate funds top global offerings
Mutual funds that invest in real estate investment trusts paid off in a big way for investors last year as long as they stayed within the United States. The average domestic real estate mutual fund returned more than 6% last year, about 400 basis points more than the S&P 500. The performance helped push assets in real estate mutual funds to $53 billion, from $46 billion in 2010. The picture outside the United States wasn't as rosy. Global real estate funds lost an average of 10% last year...............................................Full Article: Source
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