30 Jul 2020
I'm also newbie. Correct me if I'm wrong but... for S-REITs you get dividends paid out quarterly (at least for the REITs I know of). And this is guranteed because of REITs have to pay out 90% of their rental income back to investor by law. But for global ETFs, the so-called interest, which I think you mean capital appreciation, can be a matter of years. Your captial can drop for the same period of 3 months, and you won't get your so-called income. But with REITs you will. But true also that with REITs you get a smaller capital appreciation.
Local bias. If you lives in Singapore, you can walk around vivocity or funan to see whether they are performing well!
Also, Reits is a form of property investment and deemed 'safer' for most people.
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