Market Watchers Say REITs Poised for Solid 2016

After outperforming the S&P 500 in 2015, market observers expect REITs to offer solid growth prospects in 2016.

The FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index had a total return of 2.3 percent for 2015, compared to a return of 1.4 percent for the S&P 500 Index.  In December, the FTSE NAREIT All REITs Index gained 1.2 percent, while the S&P 500 Index dropped 1.6 percent.