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Forbes  Nov 29  Comment 
A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard REIT ETF (AMEX: VNQ) shows an impressive 16.3% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. Click here to find out 10 ETFs With Stocks That...
Forbes  Oct 12  Comment 
Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ), where 5,689,825 units were destroyed, or a 1.4% decrease week over week.
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If you want the reliable income and growth of real estate, the Vanguard REIT ETF could be a good way to get it.


Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ)


The Vanguard REIT ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard REIT Index Fund, which employs a "passive management" - or indexing - investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US REIT Index, a benchmark of U.S. property trusts that covers about two-thirds of the value of the entire U.S. REIT market. The fund intends to remain at least 98% invested in REIT stocks; the remaining assets will be in cash investments to maintain liquidity for shareholder redemptions. In seeking to match the index, the advisor does not try to predict or profit from changes in the direction of the REIT market. The fund's cash holding will result in small differences between the returns of the fund and those of the MSCI US REIT Index.


Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • Inception Date - 2004/09/23
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – VNQ
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – VNQ.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.15%

Top Holdings

Rank Holding
1Simon Property Group Inc.
2Vornado Realty Trust
3Public Storage
4Boston Properties Inc.
5Equity Residential
6HCP Inc.
7Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.
8Ventas Inc.
9AvalonBay Communities Inc.
Holdings as of 12/08/2009


  1. - Overview of Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ)
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