Global Real Estate ETFs: Challenging Times or a Renaissance in the Making?

Times are changing in the world of real estate, but investors shouldn’t fret at the market uncertainty because of COVID-19. While the pandemic has altered the playing field in the global real estate market, investors can still get exposure to the space via the Xtrackers International Real Estate ETF (HAUZ).

The fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance of the iSTOXX Developed and Emerging Markets ex USA PK VN Real Estate Index. iSTOXX Developed and Emerging Markets ex USA PK VN Real Estate Index is a free-float capitalization-weighted index that provides exposure to publicly traded real estate securities in countries outside the United States, Pakistan, and Vietnam.

If cost is an issue, HAUZ comes in at a 0.10% expense ratio. It’s a small price to pay for global real estate exposure versus, say, buying luxury property off the Amalfi Coast in Italy.

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Sector ETFs & Stocks to Buy This November

After a brutal October, November saw a solid start with the three major U.S. benchmarks hitting new highs on optimism over a divided government and vaccine for coronavirus.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden is likely to gain control of the White House while Republicans may keep the Senate. Per the latest ballot counting, Biden has become the presumptive president-elect of the United States while the fight for the control of the Senate is ongoing, as no candidate has reached the required 50% threshold to win outright.

Meanwhile, promising results from the U.S. drugmaker Pfizer PFE and German biotech firm BioNTech for their COVID-19 vaccine candidate lifted investors’ confidence. The data from their late-stage trial showed that the candidate was more than 90% effective in preventing the disease (read: Biggest ETF Winners from Coronavirus Vaccine News).

The current trends reflect the historical outperformance. This is especially true as November is historically

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