NAREIT: REITs outperform over long term.
According to NAREIT’s July REITWatch, the average annual total returns from the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index and the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index were 12.97% and 12.35%, respectively, in USD terms over the 20 years to June 2015. Average annual returns from major US equity indices ranged from 10.34% for the S&P500 composite to 11.68% for the NASDAQ Composite (price returns only) and 11.73% for the Russell 2000 Value Index. The S&P Utilities index produced average annual total returns of 8.98%, while the Domestic Hi-Yield and ML Corporate/Government bond indices generated average annual total returns of 7.75% and 5.73% respectively.
Source : July 2015/NAREIT/New York City/GEN