The Best Investments Right Now

Best Investments Right Now

Are we looking for the best investments for the long term? The stock market has a lot of people spooked right now. The massive swings from day to day, week to week, and from quarter to quarter are more than many people can take.

Alternative Investments

Alternative investments are a great way to dampen risk in a portfolio. While much of what we’ll talk about in this post have been discussed in prior posts, we’ve found some additional options we think worthy of consideration.

Finding the Best Investments Right Now

We will break these down into categories. There are many choices in each category. We will highlight some we feel are unique and some that trade publicly and are readily available.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS)

REITs are a familiar investment people use for diversification. There are public and private REITs. Some REITs invest in almost any kind of real estate. Some specialize in a specific area.

Publicly Traded REITs

There are dozens of publicly-traded REITs on the market. By publicly traded, we mean that anyone can purchase them, and they are available on a public market exchange. The most common are mutual funds or ETFs (exchange-traded funds).

Vanguard Real Estate ETF (VNQ)

VNQ is an ETF that invests in a diversified portfolio of REITs that are invested in real property and different types of real estate. The goal of VNQ is to closely track the return of the MSCI US Investable Market Real Estate 25/50 Index.

iShares Global REIT ETF (REET)

REET is a global REIT, meaning it invests in real estate inside and outside the U.S. The real estate in REET mirrors the FTSE EPRA Nareit Global REITS Net Total Return Index.

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