Here is a list of real estate ETFs traded in the US.
iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Major Index (ICF): This real estate ETF invests in an index that represents large and liquid real estate investment trusts (REITs) as represented by the Cohen and Steers Realty Major Index.
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund (IYR): This ETF invests in an index that measures the performance of the Real Estate industry of the U.S Equity market, and has 75 holdings. Its three largest holdings are Simon Property Group at 8.34%, Public Storage at 4.91% and Annaly Capital Management IN at 4.8% (as on Sep 07 2009).
iShares FTSE NAREIT Industrial / Office Capped Index Fund (FIO): This real estate market tracks an index that represents the industrial and office real estate sector of the U.S. equity market. It has 26 holdings, with Boston Properties PLC being the biggest holding at around 14.57% of the whole fund (as on Sep 07 2009).
iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage Plus Capped Index Fund (REM): This ETF tracks an index which measures the performance of the real estate, mortgage finance, and savings association sector of the US equity market. Its largest holding is at Annaly Capital Management IN at 22.18% (as on Sep 07 2009).
iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50 Index Fund (FTY): This ETF is comprised of the 50 largest REIT companies within the FTSE NAREIT composite index.
iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Plus Capped Index Fund (REZ): REZ tracks residential real estate, healthcare and self – storage sectors of the US equity market.
iShares FTSE NAREIT Retail Capped Index Fund (RTL): This ETF tracks the retail property real estate sector of the U.S equity market. Its largest holding is Simon Property Group Inc at 22.51% (as on Sep 07 2009).
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETF (RWO): RWO gives a global exposure to real estate stocks, with 244 holdings in 25 countries.
SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (RWX): This real estate ETF provides exposure to real estate stocks from around the world, except for the US.
SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR): This ETF gives exposure to the domestic REIT market.
Claymore / AlphaShares China Real Estate ETF (TAO): This is a Chinese real estate ETF, which gives you exposure to REITs and companies in China that are open to foreign ownership, and derive the majority of their revenue through the real estate sector.
Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ): VNQ tracks an index of stocks that are issued by U.S. equity real estate investment trusts.
First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund (FRI): The underlying index of this real estate ETF measures the investable U.S. REIT market.
Leveraged Real Estate ETF
Proshares Ultrashort Real Estate (SRS): This is a leveraged inverse ETF that corresponds 200% the opposite of the Dow Jones US Real Estate Index.
Macroshares Major Metro Housing Up (UMM): This is a leveraged real estate ETF that tracks the percentage change of the S&P / Case Shiller Composite 10 â€“ Home Price Index with three times leverage. Here is an earlier post about Macroshares Major Metro Housing Up ETF.
Macroshares Major Metro Housing Down (DMM): This is a leveraged real estate ETF that tracks the opposite percentage change of the S&P / Case Shiller Composite 10 â€“ Home Price Index with three times leverage. Here is an earlier post about Macrashares Major Metro Housing Down ETF.
Direxion Daily Real Estate Bull 3x Shares (RMZ): This leveraged real estate ETF seeks daily returns that are 300% of the price performance of MSCI US REIT Index.
Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x Shares (DRV): This leveraged real estate ETF seeks daily returns that are 300% of the opposite of index, which is comprised of Equity REIT securities that belong to the MSCI US Investable Market 2500 index.
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