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Factoid of the Day Thursday, May 5, 2016
Year-to-date through April, the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index posted a total return of 3.92%, compared to 1.74% for the S&P 500 Index, according to REIT.com and Bloomberg. As of 4/29/16, the yield on the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index was 3.86%, compared to 2.19% for the S&P 500 Index. As of the close of April, the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index, on a price-only basis, stood 6.33% below its all-time high, set on 1/26/15. Investors funneled a net $871 million into Real Estate mutual funds and exchange traded funds in Q1’16, according to Morningstar. Daniel Donlan, managing director at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., believes that earnings are an indication that real estate fundamentals across most assets types remain fairly strong, according to REIT.com.
 
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Tax Exempt Municipal Income, 10–20 Year, 24 5/5/2016
California Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 50 5/6/2016
Energy Select, 59 5/6/2016
Senior Loan & Limited Duration Closed-End, 64 5/6/2016
Strategic Dividend Plus, 27 5/6/2016
Technology Dividend, 17 5/6/2016
Emerging Markets Strength, 31 5/9/2016
International Capital Strength, 29 5/9/2016
SMid Capital Strength, 29 5/9/2016
Water Utility & Infrastructure Select, 41 5/9/2016
Diversified Income & Growth, Summer 2016 5/10/2016
Dow® Target 10, May 2016 5/10/2016
ETF Growth and Income, May 2016 5/10/2016
Limited Duration Fixed Income ETF, 15 5/10/2016
Balanced Income Equity and ETF, 19 5/12/2016
Municipal Advantage Closed-End and ETF, 34 5/12/2016
European Deep Value Dividend, 10 5/13/2016
Municipal Income Plus Closed End, 54 5/13/2016
New Jersey Municipal Income Select Closed-End, 48 5/13/2016
Preferred Income, 81 5/13/2016
REIT Growth & Income Select, 37 5/13/2016
Tactical Income, 42 5/13/2016
Dividend Edge, 2 5/16/2016
Multi-Sector Income, 31 5/16/2016
Richard Bernstein Advisors Quality Income, 21 5/16/2016
Investment Grade Multi-Asset Income, Inter, 17 5/17/2016
Covered Call Select Closed-End, 54 5/18/2016
Municipal Income Opportunities Closed-End, 37 5/18/2016
Senior Loan Select Closed-End, 19 5/18/2016
Investment Grade Multi-Asset Inc 10-20 Yr, 27 5/19/2016
Equity Income, 51 5/20/2016
Global Deep Value Dividend, 10 5/20/2016
Low Volatility, 3 5/20/2016
International High Dividend Equity, 25 5/23/2016
Tax-Advantaged Municipal Closed-End, 47 5/23/2016
Alternative Income, 17 5/25/2016
Global Bond Income Closed-End, 21 5/25/2016
Strategic Income Plus Closed-End, 66 5/25/2016
Senior Loan and Dividend Growers, 10 5/26/2016
Senior Loan & Limited Duration Plus Closed-End, 105 5/27/2016
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