11 Mar

ETF Market Report March 2013: Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Trends

Despite a rising 15-30 Year mortgage rate market since last September, the US real estate market has performed well over the same time horizon, with the iShares Trust Dow Jones US Real Estate Index ETF (symbol: IYR) continuing to push to new post-2009 highs. Over the same six months, the iShares Barclays Mortgage Backed Securities ETF (symbol: MBB) has trended lower, inverse to the present rising-mortgage-rate scenario. In this month’s eight page ETF Market Report, we headline with both popular ETF’s, examining the “tipping points” for each market as we look ahead to later 2013.

The five-minute video below quickly cuts to chase, as Cary Artac walks you through the trend-analysis in both high-volume ETF’s. This should be considered time well spent for anyone who may have added, or are considering adding, these popular exchange traded funds to their investment portfolio. We encourage you to email us with any questions you may have. Thanks for visiting!

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