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November 4, 2019

Real estate stocks surge as investors balance risk

  • Investors have needed a hedge as the decade-long bull market appears threatened by a global economic slowdown.
  • By DAMIAN J. TROISE
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — In 2019, investors have relied on bricks and mortar to balance the riskier parts of their portfolios and get a good return.

    The S&P 500's real estate sector has been outpacing the broader market throughout the year. It's the second best performing sector in the index, in between technology and communications companies. That risky and safe-haven sectors could simultaneously lead the market might seem contradictory, but investors have needed a hedge as the decade-long bull market appears threatened by a global economic slowdown.


     
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