What next for REITs?

At this point in the market downturn, no sector is immune, but some offer a better resistance potential, and REITs could be one

Yan Barcelo 26 March, 2020 | 1:09AM

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REITs have been hit just as hard as stocks in the present onslaught – but that is unusual. The global REIT index (FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index) has backpedaled -29.3% year-to-date (March 18), while the MSCI World Index has plummeted -30%.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Prologis Inc98.66 USD0.00
Signature Global REIT F13.89 CAD0.56

About Author

Yan Barcelo  is a veteran financial and economic journalist with more than 30 years of experience, writing for many publications in Toronto and in Montreal, including CPA MagazineLes Affaires and Commerce.

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