Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ)
If you’re an income investor looking to the REIT sector for dividend yield, but seeking added safety in a diversification, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) like the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) might be a great play. In addition to investing in scores of individual REITs, ETFs trade over a major exchange like stocks and have low fees — VNQ has a tiny annual expense ratio of 0.10%, or $10 for every $10,000 invested.
Additionally, the REIT includes exposure to high-potential property sectors like healthcare, as well as industrial, retail and residential. VNQ is trading around $69 and is up 7% year to date. It has a current dividend yield of 4%.
As of this writing, Susan J. Aluise did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.