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REITs vs Stocks daily update – Oct 18, 2021

The stock market increase for the fourth straight day and doing well for the start of the new week. Both Nasdaq and S&P500 are up, despite concerns of rising inflation (article). The upcoming week brings updates to companies corporate earnings results. Apple also unveiled their newest version of their Macbook Pro laptops while building materials and supply chain shortages continue to exist for the home buying market.

How this affects our $1000 investment in Wealthfront  – our Wealthfront stocks continue to have positive gain following the stock market. This puts our investment above the initial investment of $1000, currently at $1009.60.  

Today’s outcome is Stocks win over REITs, while a small growth of 6 cents for Fundrise, Wealthfront had a higher daily gain of $1.26 daily increase. Still, the running total balance of REITs is $1,123.19, which is a a substantial gap over stock market, $1009.60.

TLDR; What’s this all about? I invested $1000 in both REITs (Real Estate Investment Trust) and the Stock Market, and now it’s a challenge to seeing which one will perform better in the next 5 years. You can read the start here.

Here’s the numbers today:

Stock Investment – Wealthfront

Today’s balance: $1009.60 (Net returns to date: $9.60 gain)

Day change: $1.26 increase since last week on Friday (Oct 15, 2021) – $1008.34

Historical info: Invested $1000 on August 2, 2021

REITs – Fundrise

Today’s balance: $1,123.25 (Net returns to date: $123.25 gain)

Day change: $0.06 increase (6 cent increase for REITs) since last week on Friday (Oct 15, 2021) –  $1,123.19

Historical info: $1000 on July 27, 2021 (initial investment)

Wealthfront Funds snapshot:

Most funds are we’re investing in are US stocks and Dividend Growth stocks and they’re both showing positive growth. 2.2% for US stocks and Dividend growth jumping up to 1.7%.

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