Hoya Capital Indexes Used In Research
Hoya Capital REIT Index: An unmanaged market-cap weighted index of approximately 170 of the largest US-exchange-listed REITs. Price returns only unless otherwise noted. Rebalanced continuously.
Hoya Capital Housing Index (HOMZ Index): An unmanaged modified equal weight index of approximately 100 companies involved in the US Housing Industry. Price returns only unless otherwise noted. Rebalanced continuously.
Hoya Capital Housing 100 Index: An unmanaged modified equal weight index of approximately 100 companies involved in the US Housing Industry. Total returns. Rebalanced semiannually.
International Real Estate: An unmanaged equal weight average of the three largest ex-US real estate ETFs. Price returns only unless otherwise noted. Rebalanced continuously.
Real Estate Sector Indexes: An unmanaged market-cap weighted index of all listed REITs within each sector. Price returns only unless otherwise noted. Rebalanced continuously.
Hoya Capital Housing Industry Sectors: An unmanaged equal-weight index of each of the eight Housing Industry Sector Classifications in the Hoya Capital Housing Index. Price returns only unless otherwise noted. Rebalanced continuously.
Index ETFs Cited
S&P 500: SPY
NASDAQ 100: QQQ
Dow Jones: DIA
Equity REITs: VNQ
Mortgage REITs: REM
International Real Estate: VNQI
Short-Term Treasury: SHY
Mid-Term Treasury: IEF
Long-Term Treasury: TLT
IG Corporate: LQD
HY Corporate: JNK
REIT Preferreds: PFFR
Crude Oil: USO
Natural Gas: UNG
US Dollar: USDU
Current Holdings By Ticker Symbol
Definitions of Terms
NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index is a measure of the affordability of homes. It is defined as the percentage of homes sold in an area that would have been considered affordable for a family earning the median income based on standard mortgage underwriting criteria.
S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index measures the change in the value of the U.S. residential housing market. It does this by tracking the purchase price and resale value of single-family homes that have undergone a minimum of two arm's-length transactions.
Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index is a market capitalization-weighted index designed to track the performance of real estate investment trusts (REIT) and other companies that invest directly or indirectly in US real estate through development, management, or ownership, including property agencies.
Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services.
S&P 500 (SPX) or Standard & Poor's 500 Index is a market-capitalization-weighted index of the 500 largest U.S. publicly traded companies.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is an index that tracks 30 large, publicly-owned companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ.
Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) is the market capitalization-weighted index of over 3,300 common equities listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
MSCI US Investable Market Real Estate 25/50 Transition Index is designed to capture the large, mid and small cap segments of the U.S. equity universe.
Price-to-earnings ratio, or P/E ratio, is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings.
Price-to-book ratio, or P/B ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's current market price to its book value.
S&P Homebuilders Select Industry Index represents the homebuilding sub-industry portion of the S&P Total Markets Index. The S&P TMI tracks all the U.S. common stocks listed on the NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ National Market and NASDAQ Small Cap exchanges. The Homebuilders Index is an equal-weighted index.
Basis points (bps) refers to a common unit of measure for interest rates and other percentages in finance. One basis point is equal to 1/100th of 1%, or 0.01%, or 0.0001, and is used to denote the percentage change in a financial instrument.
SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the total return performance of the S&P Homebuilders Select Industry Index. The S&P Homebuilders Select Industry Index represents the homebuilders segment of the S&P Total Market Index ("S&P TMI"). The S&P TMI is designed to track the broad U.S. equity market. The homebuilders' segment of the S&P TMI comprises the Homebuilding sub-industry. The Index is modified equal weighted.
Funds from Operations (FFO): Refers to the figure used by real estate investment trusts (REITs) to define the cash flow from their operations. FFO is calculated by adding depreciation and amortization to earnings and then subtracting any gains on sales.
REIT Net Asset Value (NAV): REIT NAV equals the estimated market value of a REIT’s total assets (mostly real property) minus the value of all liabilities.
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