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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)

SCOTT BARLOW

Rising returns on risk-free government bonds take the steam out of REITs

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It was fun while it lasted, but it looks like the party is over for REIT investors. Only two strategies are realistically available to investors – reduce holdings in the sector, or hunker down in the highest-quality trusts available and accept lower returns.