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The WSJ Tours Real Estate Funds

Real estate mutual funds get a shout out from the Wall Street Journal in its quarterly review of mutual funds. The paper points out that "mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in the real-estate sector have rebounded during the past year" gaining 13.7 percent year-to-date.

The paper reports that there are about 75 domestic real-estate mutual funds and another 15 domestic real-estate ETFs.

The article highlights three mutual fund products: Pimco Real Estate Real Return Strategy [see profile], T. Rowe Price Real Estate [see profile] and J.P. Morgan U.S. Real Estate [see profile].

Three ETFs including iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors [see profile], iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate and the Morningstar five-star iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Plus Capped Index win mentions in the article.

On the global front, the article plugs Third Avenue Real Estate Value [see profile] for mutual fund investors and iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe Index, iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Asia Index and SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate for those seeking ETFs.

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