Reit Mutual Funds

As recently as fifteen years ago, only about five mutual funds were devoted to investing in real estate-related securities such as REITs. Today there are more than seventy such funds. Most of them are modest in size, but there were three giants, including Cohen & Steers Realty Shares ($2.3 billion at March 2005), Fidelity Real Estate ($4.6 billion), and Vanguard REIT Index Fund ($5.7 billion). A great deal of information is available regarding REIT and real estate mutual funds through Morningstar ( While some may scoff at the modest size of most of these funds, they have generally done well during their relatively short histories. The Vanguard Group, which has a market niche in index funds, operates the Vanguard REIT Index Fund, a REIT mutual fund indexed

Lessons From The Intelligent Investor

Lessons From The Intelligent Investor

If you're like a lot of people watching the recession unfold, you have likely started to look at your finances under a microscope. Perhaps you have started saving the annual savings rate by people has started to recover a bit.

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