S&P 500 vs Dow Equity REITs Total Return





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Are stocks or REITs (i.e. real estate) a better investment?

Today’s chart answers that question by presenting the total┬áreturn trend for both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Equity REIT Index.

Today’s chart illustrates that, so far this century, REIT (orange line) have outperformed stocks (blue line).

Over the past decade, however, stocks have gained ground.

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S&P 500 vs Dow Equity REITs Total Return