REITs may be the answer to investment prayers



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In that role, it has done all one could ask of it. That is, over the short term and long, its performance has been very different than the stock funds in my portfolio. It has earned more money for my portfolio than any other fund over the past 5 years. Do I expect that to continue? Am I bailing out now? When the inevitable REIT correction comes, I'll watch it drop and then buy more shares when it comes time to rebalance my portfolio.

It now accounts for about 7. Originally posted in thread: You need to understand how much risk you are taking to get that return.

Normally, when you consider an average, you do the arithmetic mean. Standard deviation measures the deviation around the mean.

What I have been doing is to get the annual returns for funds for as long as they have been in existence for convenience I have been going back to or whenever the fund was born , and then I calculate the annual return use geometric mean and standard deviation. If two funds have the same annual return, but one has a smaller standard deviation, then the one with the lower std. They're quite different SageNolos. Many people favor this funds, but I don't think they know what they really own.

EUEYX juices its returns by holding lots of homebuilding stocks, which have been hot for quite a stretch now. It is a great fund, but it is definitely the most risky of the three. So, I guess it depends on what you want. But be forewarned, REITS have outperformed for some time now, and may revert to the mean, especially since they seem to be more sensitive to interest rates.

It is always tempting to go with a fund with lower ER, but that is not the whole story. Don't be in a rush to get into a fund. If you take your time now to decide now, you will be less inclined to bail out if the fund doesn't do so good for a year or so which happens all the time. Welcome to Wikipedia ,. Archive By email More featured articles. Archive Start a new article Nominate an article.

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