07 Jan '18, 4am

"Riskiest REITs based on their beta" via TheFinance.sg

"Riskiest REITs based on their beta" via TheFinance.sg

The Singapore stock exchange has many REITs to choose from and investors usually base their buying decision on dividend yields. But how many have stopped to think of the risk of a REIT? What is risk? By risk, I mean how much the price of a REIT fluctuates. I.e. its volatility In the finance world, the term beta is used to measure how volatile a stock is. In this regard, volatility is synonymous with risk. Higher volatility = higher risk. The market used in this context is the STI index. In other contexts, it can be used to mean the general market such as the S&P500 or Dow Jones. A beta of 1 indicates that a stock, or REIT’s price moves lockstep with the market. A beat of less than 1 means that the REIT is less volatile than the market. For example, if a stock’s beta is 1.2, it …

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