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A-REIT's on the rise!

Discussion in 'Real Estate Investment Trusts (A-REIT / LPT)' started by Johny_come_lately, 12th Dec, 2009.

  1. Johny_come_lately

    Johny_come_lately Well-Known Member

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    A-REIT's (LPT) are on the rise. After a monumental crash, they have turned around. From the March bottom to now, A-REIT's have risen by 34.6%. Understandably, investers don't want to be burnt twice, but a little allocation to A-REIT's might not be a bad idea.



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  2. FrugalPoodle

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    I'm thinking about buying into SLF. At the moment im focused on setting up enough STW and seeing what happens. Might be a good idea to diversify, but I can't get too excited about it.
     
  3. Chris C

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    They have been pretty flat since the new year though. And I think REIT's that are focussed largely on Australia will probably have some lean years ahead and it would seem at this stage the Australian property market has definitely come off the boil for the time being.
     
  4. Waimate01

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    I agree with Chris C. Indeed, over the weekend I found myself trying to think about what asset class is one that nobody wants anything much to do with, and the best (worst) I could come up with was REITs.

    Given there's pretty much common agreement that REITs are worth avoiding, maybe that makes them a good buy. Depends how contrarian you want to be, I guess. But yeah, hard to get excited about.
     
  5. Johny_come_lately

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    That's the purpose of my Buy Worst Sell Best experiment. Buy at the bottom and sell at the top. Or something like that.:p





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  6. Chris C

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    I'm sure they will be oversold at some point - but I personally don't think we are near that point yet, we need a couple years, if not more, of large property price falls to really scare investors out of the property markets before I think a contrarian play on AREITs would pay off.