Canny Insiders Buying Canadian REITs During Tax Loss Season

Canadian REITs underperformed the S&P TSX Composite in 2020 (-10% vs +6%)Canadian capital gains tax is assessed on a settlement date basis so December 29 was the last day to realize losses in 2020REITs with poor YTD returns and notable recent insider buying include Cominar, Riocan, First Capital, Allied Properties, Brookfield, and Artis Real estate … Continue reading Canny Insiders Buying Canadian REITs During Tax Loss Season

Commercial Mortgage REITs Demonstrated Surprising Resilience in 2020

Average book value return of +1% in 9M20Avoided disorderly portfolio liquidation. Flexibility with borrowers and lenders preserved valueSome bargains remain with 5 CM REITs at discounts of over 20% to 9/30 book valueA longer recession would be a greater challenge to these business models Commercial mortgage REITs have passed through the COVID crisis without large … Continue reading Commercial Mortgage REITs Demonstrated Surprising Resilience in 2020

Residential Mortgage REITs: Poor Total Return, High Volatility, and Uncertain Dividends … As Usual

Residential mortgage securities performed well this year due to massive government support and a strong housing market in most of the country.Residential mortgage REITs produced an average year-to-date total NAV return of -25% to 9/30 and a ytd total price return of -28% to 12/23.Deeply discounted valuations created short-term opportunities earlier this year, but the … Continue reading Residential Mortgage REITs: Poor Total Return, High Volatility, and Uncertain Dividends … As Usual