Index shows REITs remain uncorrelated to larger stock market

08/2/2013 | USA Today

REITs are still a good investment to provide diversification, even though some schools of thought suggest they are increasingly correlated with other investments. This investment advice column notes that the correlation between the Vanguard Real Estate ETF and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF has been around 0.75 over a 120-day period, which is wide enough "that there's still a benefit of owning both."

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