Update 11/1/2018: I’ve exited VNQI for a loss in order to raise funds for other purposes, and to escape the possibility of further loss, given my increasingly bearish assessment of the markets.
Exiting brought in a $54.64 credit, $2.17 less than what I paid for the shares at entry.
The shares position produced a loss of 3.8% over 49 days for a -28% annual rate.
I’ve entered a long shares position VNQI. The entry price was $56.81. VNQI invests in real estate outside of the United States. It is a counterpart to Vanguard’s mutual fund VGXRX.
I entered the position as an income play. Since VNQI is an exchange-traded fund, it is more liquid than my Treasury bills, and less risky than my option trades.
VNQI has an expense ratio of 0.14%, with its top holdings in Japan, Hong Kong and China. Of the 625 stocks in the fund’s portfolio, 21% are in emerging markets and 79% in developed countries.
The fund pays dividends quarterly, with the present rate being 5.12%. The next dividend is due in late September.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Sept. 13, 2018
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