Registered: Oct 2009
07-03-12 09:27 PM
Quote from magmiv:
Historically, which has been the higher returning choice? investing in an ETF / index or buying a property to rent?
is there a website that details this?
can anyone recommend an ETF with a relatively high dividend? or even a blue chip reliable stock? The reason an ETF is preferred is that they're stable and won't crash unlike a stock which can go to zero.
thanks in advance
It's not really an apples-to-apples comparison and depends on what you bought, where you bought, and when you bought it.
Unless you have a lot of capital and can withstand periods of vacancy, I think it's better to pursue actual ownership via REITS,etc.
ETF can crash hard just like a stock. Take a look at the US Real Estate Index (IYR) from 2007-2009 when it dropped like a stone. It may not have gone to zero, but that's not much consolation when you're down 80%.
You can do some scanning for dividend yields using finviz.com and also dividata.com.