Evidently, six parts wasn't enough in my series on REITs! A question remains - individual REITs appear to be better than a utilities index fund, but that begs the question: are individual utilities better than REITs? What about small-cap value? Here I put three scenarios to the test.
And now, the end is near, REITs will face their final curtain: Should they be included as an asset class in a RP portfolio? Are they even an asset class at all? What might work better for making profitable and resilient portfolios?
In the last installment, we looked at replacing REITs with other common asset classes, but what if we stretch a little farther? Utilities ETFs offer promise at doing all the things people say they want REIT ETFs to do…but better. Again, check out the backtests!