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Yields rising on REITs Add to ...

Not much has changed for Canadian real estate investment trusts as they reported strong results over the past week – occupancy rates are still high, lease terms are growing increasingly attractive and tenants are lining up to get into some of the country’s biggest shopping malls.

But if you were to judge the sector solely on its yields, you would be forgiven for thinking that something very bad was in store for the sector. At 7 per cent at the open of markets Tuesday, real estate investment trusts were trading at their biggest premium to Canadian government bonds since the financial crisis took hold in 2008.


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