Substantial dividends fuel REITs' performance YTD for 2011

10/10/2011 | PlanAdviser.com

U.S. REITs outperformed the broader equity market in the first nine months of 2011, despite the woes of the third quarter. The FTSE NAREIT All REIT Index was down 6.14% in the first nine months of the year, and the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REIT Index was down 6.05%. The S&P 500 was down 8.68%. REIT dividends fueled much of the return advantage over the broader market.

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