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Top 10 Global Real Estate ETFs

VNQI (Vanguard ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF) follows the S&P Global ex-U.S. Property Index which incorporates REITs in developed and emerging markets. The fund was launched in January 2010. The expense ratio is .35%. AUM equal $170 million and average daily trading volume is 31K shares. As of early November 2011 the annual dividend was negligible and YTD return of -9.96%.

Data as of November 2011

VNQI Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Sun Hung Kai Properties, Ltd. (00016): 3.54%
  2. Mitsubishi Estate (8802): 3.50%
  3. Unibail-Rodamco Se (UL): 3.42%
  4. Cheung Kong Holdings, Ltd. (00001): 3.23%
  5. Westfield Group (WDC): 3.20%
  6. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (8801): 2.31%
  7. Land Securities Group PLC (LAND): 1.72%
  8. Sumitomo Realty & Development Co., Ltd. (8830): 1.53%
  9. Stockland (STKAF): 1.42%
  10. British Land Co PLC (BLND): 1.41%

WPS (iShares Developed Real Estate ex-U.S. ETF) follows the S&P Developed ex-U.S. Property Index which measures the performance of property in developed countries outside the U.S. The fund was launched in July 2007. The expense ratio is .48%. AUM equal $125 million and average daily trading volume is less than 17K shares. As of early November 2011 the annual dividend was $1.92 making the current yield 6.40% and YTD return -9.34%.

Data as of November 2011

WPS Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Sun Hung Kai Properties, Ltd. (00016): 4.69%
  2. Mitsubishi Estate (8802): 4.65%
  3. Unibail-Rodamco SE (UL): 4.09%
  4. Westfield Group (WDC): 3.82%
  5. Cheung Kong Holdings, Ltd. (00001): 3.81%
  6. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (8801): 2.85%
  7. Sumitomo Realty & Development Co., Ltd. (8830): 2.14%
  8. Land Securities Group PLC (LAND): 1.89%
  9. Stockland (STKAF): 1.76%
  10. Link Real Estate Investment Trust (00823): 1.74%

DRW (WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF) follows the WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Real Estate Index follows companies with market capitalizations greater than $1 billion including REITs, real estate operating companies, real estate development companies, and may include Passive Foreign Investment Companies (PFICs). The fund was launched in June 2006. The expense ratio is .58%. AUM equal $115 million and average daily trading volume is near 43K shares. As of early November 2011 the annual dividend was $3.24 making the current yield 13.35% (much of this return of principal) and YTD return -8.48%.

Data as of November 2011

DRW Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Westfield Group (WDC): 8.66%
  2. Sun Hung Kai Properties, Ltd. (00016): 3.90%
  3. Stockland (STKAF): 3.40%
  4. Cheung Kong Holdings, Ltd. (00001): 3.33%
  5. Unibail-Rodamco SE (UL): 2.82%
  6. CFS Retail Property Trust (CFX): 2.22%
  7. GPT Group (GPT): 2.19%
  8. Mirvac Group (MGR): 1.85%
  9. Daito Trust Construction Co Ltd. (1878): 1.61%
  10. Hang Lung Properties Ltd. (00101): 1.60%

FFR (First Trust EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate ETF) follow the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index which tracks companies in the North American, European and Asian markets. The fund was launched August 2007. The expense ratio is .60%. AUM equal $67 million and average daily trading volume is less than 23K shares. As of early November 2011 the annual dividend was $1.26 making the current yield 4.00% and YTD return -2.34%.

Data as of November 2011

FFR Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Simon Property Group Inc (SPG): 4.52%
  2. Sun Hung Kai Properties, Ltd. (00016): 3.11%
  3. Westfield Group (WDC): 2.40%
  4. Mitsubishi Estate (8802): 2.38%
  5. Unibail-Rodamco SE (UL): 2.29%
  6. Equity Residential (EQR): 2.14%
  7. HCP Inc (HCP): 2.00%
  8. Ventas Inc (VTR): 1.99%
  9. Public Storage (PSA): 1.99%
  10. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (8801): 1.96%

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