VNQ: an index fund tracking the MSCI US Reit (real-estate investment trust) index.
Closing Price: 47.77 on 7/3/10.
52-Week Price Range: 30.41-54.36
General Risk: You need to further evaluate VNQ thoroughly. Well-informed, you decide what to do. Remember, there is risk of loss in all trading. I don’t own any VNQ shares. Here are the pluses and minuses.
– Buying Risk: You should only consider buying VNQ in a less risk-averse environment where investors perceive (and the market reflects this perception) of a consistent economic recovery.
+ Quarterly Dividend: The quarterly dividend paid 6/30/10 was $46.30 per 100 shares (distribution yield of 3.76%).
+ Morningstar Rating: 3-star
+ Net Expense Ratio: 0.13%
– Premium: 0.11%