Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: REM

[ January 30, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 28686 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Exchange-traded funds offer a convenient way to invest in sectors or niches that interest you. If you expect the U.S. mortgage REIT industry to prosper over time, the iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage Plus Capped Index Fund ETF (NYSE: REM  ) could save you a lot of trouble. Instead of trying to figure out which companies will perform best, you can use this ETF to invest in lots of them simultaneously. The basicsETFs often sport lower expense ratios than their mutual fund cousins. The iShares ETF’s expense ratio — its annual fee — is a relatively low 0.48%. It also sports a tantalizing 12% dividend yield. This ETF has not been an outstanding performer, but it’s also very young, with just a few years on the books. It underperformed the S&P 500, on average, over the past three years. As with most investments, of course, we can’t expect outstanding performances in every … Continue reading