Do REITs blow up if interest rates spike?

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Do REITs blow up if interest rates spike?

By | 2017-08-18T17:06:19+00:00 May 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|8 Comments

Depends on the time period analyzed…

  • Positive correlation between rates and REIT returns prior to 2000
  • Negative correlation post 2000.
  • Extreme positive interest rate moves have historically been associated with extreme positive AND negative returns.
  • Unclear what will happen to REITs.

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