Korea Exchange Unveils Two REITs Indices (The Korea Times)
May 31, 2022 – The Korea Exchange has unveiled two real estate investment trusts (REITs) indices comprised of Korea’s 10-largest companies, which are investing in commercial property.
Any investor seeking stable returns during a period of lackluster stock market performance can eye REITs investments, which entail low price volatility and high dividend profitability, according to the exchange operator.
The KRX REITs Top 10 index consists of the nation’s 10 biggest REITs players, including SK REITs, Shinhan Alpha REITs and E REITs KOCREF.
Their average profitability hovered well above the KOSPI 200 Index and the KOSPI between the beginning of 2021 and the end of May this year, according to the exchange. The 10 companies’ stock profitability reached 24.9 percent, while the KOSPI 200 and the KOSPI suffered losses of 11.2 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively, during the same period.
“We hope the new indices will meet demand from investors who want to make REITs investments and this will help invigorate the market here,” an official from the exchange said.
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