This ETF offers exposure to global real estate markets, excluding American securities in favor of assets in developed countries in either Europe, or the Asia Pacific region. The fund also provides some level of exposure to Canadian securities, helping to round out holdings across the globe. As such, WPS has the potential to deliver broad-based access to an asset class that can deliver attractive current returns and significant appreciation for long term capital appreciation (along with meaningful volatility and risk). WPS has pretty solid level of diversification with more than 300 holdings spread across a variety of countries. WPS may be appropriate for investors looking to compliment their American real estate holdings with similar exposure abroad but it is unlikely to function as a one stop shop for some due to its exclusion of American assets. Nevertheless, thanks to its broad exposure and its relatively cheap expense ratio, WPS could make for a solid choice for a number of investors who are in it for the long term. .
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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 ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 5 other ETFs in the Global Real Estate ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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