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A Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT in Toronto. Investment in domestic real estate has exploded in recent years and the market capitalization of the iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT ETF has increased tenfold since 2006.
A Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT in Toronto. Investment in domestic real estate has exploded in recent years and the market capitalization of the iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT ETF has increased tenfold since 2006.
(Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)

What insiders are signalling now about REITs

Corporate insiders are still very bullish on real estate investment trusts, but not at the heady levels of late spring and early summer when REIT prices were plunging amid a spike in long-term interest rates.

The REIT indicator tabulated at INK Research, which monitors the buying and selling of shares by officers and directors within their own businesses, currently stands at 650 per cent. That means there are over six REITs with key insider buying for every one with selling.