|Bid||77.27 x 900|
|Ask||77.28 x 2200|
|Day's range||77.15 - 78.00|
|52-week range||72.05 - 86.14|
|PE ratio (TTM)||6.95|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.62|
|Expense ratio (net)||0.12%|
When the composition of an index changes, ETFs that track it must adjust their holdings. Such an index change can have significant consequences for investors.
The VanEck Vectors® Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX™) uses a data-driven, rules-based process that leverages over 50 indicators (technical, macroeconomic and fundamental, commodity price, and sentiment) to allocate across 12 individual real asset segments in five broad real asset sectors. These objective indicators identify the segments with positive expected returns. Then, using correlation and volatility, an optimization process determines the weight to these segments with the goal of creating a portfolio with maximum diversification while reducing risk. ...
Interest-rate sensitive sectors of the stock market got hit Wednesday after a sharp selloff in the Treasury market sent the yield on the 10-year note to its highest level since 2011.
MORRIS: In essence one of the things we have accomplished with these three products is to reduce the volatility inherent in all markets, and in particular very volatile markets like the real asset sectors. It’s another way, in a sense, for investors, by keeping those profits through the cycle, they can actually compound their money in a slightly different way as opposed to a buy-and-hold strategy for long periods of time. In some ways this is kind of a marriage of our fundamental investing, long-only investing heritage, particularly in emerging markets and global markets and natural resources.
On August 8, Equinix (EQIX) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $2.28 per share for the third quarter. The dividend is payable on September 19 to shareholders of record as of August 22. The newly declared dividend is 14% higher than the dividend of $2.00 per share that Equinix paid during the third quarter of 2017.
Since its conversion to a REIT in January 2015, Equinix (EQIX) has been consistent in paying and increasing its quarterly cash dividends every year. Most recently, it paid a quarterly cash dividend of $2.28 per share for the second quarter, which was 14% higher than its dividend payment in the second quarter of 2017. At current market prices, the company’s dividend yield is 1.9%. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Equinix paid regular cash dividend per share of $6.76, $7.00 and $8.00, respectively. For 2018, the company expects to pay $9. ...
Real estate equity funds headed south earlier this year amid expectations the Fed will keep raising interest rates. But they've recently climbed back near 52-week highs.
Equity Residential’s (EQR) second-quarter operating expenses increased at a higher rate than the growth rate of same-store revenues. Operating expenses in the quarter registered a YoY (year-over-year) increase of 3.2% to $177.7 million, mainly due to a rise in real estate taxes, utilities, repairs and maintenance, insurance, and leasing and advertising expenses.
The actively managed VanEck Vectors® Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX) offers investors the ability to access the potential benefits of real assets. By offering potential exposure across commodities, natural resource equities, REITs, MLPs, and infrastructure, with the ability to allocate up to 100% to cash and cash equivalents during market stress, RAAX helps address the impact of volatility long associated with real asset investing through a process that responds to changing market environments. ...
Cell-tower companies’ operating costs mainly depend on its number of tenants per tower. Once a tower is completed, it incurs minimal operating costs, and adding tenants involves marginal expenses but adds significant incremental revenue. Therefore, the more tenants on a single tower, the higher the tower’s profitability.
To many market observers, the first quarter of 2016 marked the low point for sectors commonly associated with real assets. Stagnant global growth, oversupplied commodities markets, a strong U.S. dollar, and natural resource companies with bloated balance sheets overridden by enormous debt all combined to create tremendous headwinds that obscured the potential benefits of adding real assets to an investment portfolio. The recent environment, characterized by economic growth and heightened inflation expectations, provides an ideal backdrop for investors to consider real assets and their potential benefits.
The strong job market, improving GDP, and impressive consumer confidence index are pushing inflation rates higher. The inflation rate in June was 2.9%, much higher than the Federal Reserve’s targeted benchmark rate of 2%. To keep inflation under the targeted range of 2%, the central bank has been increasing the interest rate from time to time.
Simon Property Group (SPG) is set to release its second-quarter results on July 30. The figure reflects a potential YoY (year-over-year) improvement of 17.8%. Analysts seem to be backing their robust growth expectations given the improved economy, rising consumer spending, and Simon Property’s strategic initiatives to drive its mall traffic.
The yield on the 10-year hit its lowest level in more than a month, and the price action in a number of rate-sensitive stocks suggest even lower rates to come.
The VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX) uses a data-driven, rules-based process that leverages over 50 indicators (technical, macroeconomic and fundamental, commodity price, and sentiment) to allocate across 12 individual real asset segments in five broad real asset sectors. These objective indicators identify the segments with positive expected returns. Then, using correlation and volatility, an optimization process determines the weight to these segments with the goal of creating a portfolio with maximum diversification while reducing risk. ...
Rising interest rates have been the primary reason for the volatility in the real estate sector since the beginning of 2018. Despite their strong first-quarter turnaround and improving fundamentals—with marked increases in their funds from operations and net operating incomes—REITs have remained under selling pressure in 2018. The Vanguard Real Estate ETF (VNQ), which invests in a range of real estate assets including REITs, rebounded 4% in May as most REITs reported better-than-expected earnings.
In a continued effort to deregulate the economy, President Donald Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act on March 24. This new act provides some tweaks to the Dodd-Frank Act, which was enacted in 2010 in response to the 2008 financial crisis. The new legislation is skewed toward helping community banks, which would benefit from the reduced capital requirements and regulatory costs.
In the recently concluded first quarter, more than 95% of REITs reported earnings beats and maintained their guidances for 2018. Retail sector REITs, which were battered in 2017, have now stabilized, and industrial (LXP) and hotel (PEB) REITs beat expectations in the first quarter. The laggards in the first-quarter earnings season were the REITs investing in student housing, cell towers (AMT), and apartments (APT).
The real estate sector (VNQ) has been lagging in performance in 2018. The reason for this decline has been the increase in interest rates and expectations of a higher interest rate in the future, which could dent demand in the real estate sector. The performance of the real estate sector has been a roller-coaster ride as interest rate expectations have continued to change with every incoming piece of data over the last few months.
What Will Drive American Tower in 2018? While the US dollar was expected to gain from the growing economy and the rising interest rates, the recent tax cuts have flipped the scenario. With the tax rate cut, the US fiscal deficit continues to rise.
What Will Drive American Tower in 2018? American Tower (AMT) owns and operates over 160,000 communications sites around the world. The company’s top line has been rising over the past several years primarily on the back of solid property revenues.
American Tower (AMT) has remained committed to enhancing shareholder value and driving sustainable growth. The company’s 1Q18 capital deployment consists of 56% investments in the acquisition of new sites, 27% in paying out dividends, 14% in discretionary capital expenditure, and 3% in non-discretionary capital expenditure.
What Will Drive American Tower in 2018? Despite delivering a strong performance over the past several quarters, American Tower (AMT) has lowered its full-year 2018 guidance for property revenue, net income, and adjusted EBITDA by $60 million, $45 million, and $35 million, respectively, compared to the previous projection. American Tower expects property revenues to range between $6,870 million and $7,060 million, up 6.1% year-over-year.
KEMMERER: Now that we understand why the macro environment is supportive, why don’t you tell us a little bit about the investment process? What we’re doing is looking at what drives these individual real asset equities.