The Real Estate sector ranks eleventh out of the 11 sectors as detailed in our 1Q19 Sector Ratings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. Last quarter, the Real Estate sector ranked eleventh. It gets our Very Unattractive rating, which is based on an aggregation of ratings of the 180 stocks in the Real Estate sector as of January 11, 2019. See a recap of our 4Q18 Sector Ratings here.
Figures 1 and 2 show the five best and worst rated ETFs and mutual funds in the sector. Not all Real Estate sector ETFs and mutual funds are created the same. The number of holdings varies widely (from 16 to 190). This variation creates drastically different investment implications and, therefore, ratings.