REITs - Posted by Sterling

Posted by Paul Ness, MAI on October 22, 2003 at 07:04:06:

Yes, you can invest in them, that is their purpose. They have done very well in recent years as investors shifted away from traditional stocks. There are even REIT mutual funds. I own shares of a REIT mutual fund as part of my IRA and its price/share has gone from around $9.50 in Jan 2000 to its current price of around $14.60. Who knows what the future holds however, as traditional stocks rebound???

REITs - Posted by Sterling

Posted by Sterling on October 21, 2003 at 23:00:40:

I know that REITs are closed end mutual funds. Are they generally publically traded? I.e., can I go to a broker and buy in? I’ve been told that most of them require a pretty hefty chunk of cash to buy in. And while I’m asking, what is the name of the one that advertises on TV with two guys fencing?

How do they perform generally? I know that prices can fluctuate just like stocks but are they as volatile as stock funds?