August 03, 2015 · reit.com
REITs turned higher in July as solid second quarter earnings reports reaffirmed that fundamentals in the sector remain healthy, analysts said.
The total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index gained 4.9 percent in July, while the S&P 500 Index rose 2.1 percent. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note dropped 0.1 percent for the month.
Through July 31, total returns from the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index for 2015 slipped 0.6 percent, while the S&P 500 Index was 3.4 percent higher in the same period.