This ETF is one of many in the Real Estate ETFdb Category that offers exposure to U.S.-listed REITs. While some investors have shunned this asset class in recent years thanks to a stretch of abysmal performances, many continue to include real estate exposure in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio. So while ROOF can be useful to those with a long time horizon, it can also be an effective means of establishing a tactical tilt towards a corner of the domestic equity market that is capable of delivering generous current returns and capital appreciation in certain environments. ROOF is unique as a result of its focus on small cap REITs; the majority of real estate products are dominated by large cap stocks, but ROOF focuses on the bottom 10% of market capitalization in the U.S. REIT market. This asset class often trades at a significant discount to large cap counterparts, and may offer more attractive distribution yields in many environments. While small cap and large cap REITs are moved by many of the same factors, these asset classes are far from identical, and the differences in performance can be significant even over the short term. ROOF offers unique exposure, and has very little overlap with more established large cap-heavy real estate ETFs. For investors looking to round out long-term exposure or fine tune a tactical position, ROOF has the potential to be a very useful tool.
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The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 2 other ETFs in the Real Estate ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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