REITs Dip in August as Broader Markets Slip

REITs lost ground in August, as market watchers said concerns about the Chinese economy and interest rates weighed heavily across the globe.

The total returns of the FTSE/NAREIT All REIT Index fell 5.7 percent in August, while the S&P 500 Index lost 6.0 percent. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note was flat for the month.

“The baby is being thrown out with the bath water. No sector seems to be immune,” says Daniel Donlan, managing director at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., Inc.


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