Vident Financial, LLC will ring the Opening Bell at the NYSE this morning to celebrate the successful launch of their U.S. Diversified Real Estate Fund (NYSE Arca: PPTY).
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Investors have dozens of exchange-traded funds to consider when looking for exposure to real estate investment trusts. Most of these funds use traditional cap-weighted approaches, but a new real estate ETF emphasizes another factor: location.
Vident Financial was behind today's launch of a first-of-its-kind ETF tracking the U.S. REIT market, though it can also include other types of real estate companies. The U.S. Diversified Real Estate ETF (PPTY) has a four-pronged approach to REITs, targeting property type, geographic diversification, leverage and governance. The fund lists on the NYSE Arca and comes with an expense ratio of 0.53%.
If you ask for the three most important factors when investing in real estate, you’ll probably hear ‘location, location, location.’ To this we’d add property type and leverage,” says Fred Stoops, head of real estate investments at Vident
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The fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus (PPTY) contains this and other important information about the investment company, and a free hardcopy of the prospectus may be obtained by calling 1-800-617-0004. Read carefully before investing.
Investments involve risk. Principal loss is possible. The Funds have the same risks as the underlying securities traded on the exchange throughout the day at market price. The Fund’s investments will be concentrated in an industry or group of industries to the extent the Index is so concentrated, and the Index is expected to be concentrated in real estate-related industries. The composition of the Index is heavily dependent on a proprietary quantitative model as well as information and data supplied by third parties (“Models and Data”). The Fund is a recently organized, non-diversified management investment company with no operating history. As a result, prospective investors have no track record or history on which to base their investment decision. the Fund will be considered to be non-diversified, which means that it may invest more of its assets in the securities of a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers than if it were a diversified fund. The Fund is expected to invest substantially all of its assets in real estate-related companies. Investments in real estate companies involve unique risks. Real estate companies, including REITs, may have limited financial resources, may trade less frequently and in limited volume, and may be more volatile than other securities. The risks of investing in real estate companies include certain risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate and the real estate industry in general. Securities in the real estate sector are subject to the risk that the value of their underlying real estate may go down. As with all ETFs, Shares may be bought and sold in the secondary market at market prices. Although it is expected that the market price of Shares will approximate the Fund’s NAV, there may be times when the market price of Shares is more than the NAV intra-day (premium) or less than the NAV intra-day (discount) due to supply and demand of Shares or during periods of market volatility. The equity securities of smaller companies have historically been subject to greater investment risk than securities of larger companies.
The Vident Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC. The fund's investment advisor is Exchange Traded Concepts LLC. PPTY sub-advisor is Vident Investment Advisory (VIA). Vident Financial owns the indexes that underline the funds. Quasar is not affiliated with Vident Financial, Exchange Traded Concepts, or Vident Investment Advisory.
Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect from loss in a declining market.
1 Correlation is a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things.