Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.
SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate facts
|Total Assets||$2.1 billion|
|Investment Approach||Seeks to replicate the Dow Jones Global ex-US Select Real Estate Securities Index, which is designed to measure the performance of publicly traded real estate securities in countries excluding the U.S.|
|3-Month / 1-Year / 3-Year Returns||(7.1%) / (11.9%) / 14.1%|
|Top Holdings with High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 Stars) and Portfolio Weight||
Brookfield Asset Management
iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Dev RE ex-US
iShares S&P Developed ex-U.S. Property Index
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate
Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 95% of the 96 members who have rated SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars Marc022 and marc64, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.
This gives good international exposure in the real estate sector. The fees are low, but not great. Certainly better than other intl index funds or ETFs. I prefer the concentration mix of this ETF.
SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate even sports a rather juicy dividend yield of 10.6%. That's higher than that of other global real estate ETFs like iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Dev RE ex-US (6.8%), iShares S&P Developed ex-U.S. Property Index (6.7%), and SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate (7.7%).
The international scale of this investment vehicle avoids the risk of any regional real estate meltdown(s), and capitalizes on the huge sloshing sound as realty cash (especially from the USA) flees freely from region to region seeking safer real estate havens. ...
I'm betting Investors with disposable capital will eventually conclude that one good, safe place to park their spare billions is in ... nice ol' rent producing real capital outside the USA. ...
Basically, the cha-ching! sound you hear is the obscenely wealthy overpaying for their next hot lease ... in a newly hot market. High end development is done with high end reality companies, just the types reflected in this mix.
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