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Vanguard REIT Index ETF

Vanguard mutual funds 401(k)More and more, investors are looking to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as a way to play sectors. And in the real estate market, the Vanguard REIT Index ETF (NYSE:VNQ) is definitely a good choice. The fund has an expense ratio of a mere 0.10% and the one-year return is a sizzling 19.09%.

VNQ tracks a proprietary index, which is based on market cap. The largest holdings include Simon Property Group, Public Storage (NYSE:PSA), HCP (NYSE:HCP) and Ventas (NYSE:VTR).

Tom Taulli runs the InvestorPlace blog IPO Playbook, a site dedicated to the hottest news and rumors about initial public offerings. He is also the author of “How to Create the Next Facebook” and “High-Profit IPO Strategies: Finding Breakout IPOs for Investors and Traders.” Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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