Congress created REITs in the U.S. in 1960 as a way to make investment in large-scale, income-producing real estate accessible to all investors in the same way they typically invest otherwise - through the purchase and sale of liquid securities.
Real Estate Investment Trusts and other information on funds can be found by going to the stock screener.
The Investment Company Institute is the national association of U.S. investment companies, including mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and unit investment trusts (UITs).
Morningstar provides data on approximately 350,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets.
Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, is a global leader in supplying mutual fund information, analytical tools, and commentary. Lipper's benchmarking and classifications are widely recognized as the industry standard by asset managers, fund companies and financial intermediaries.
iMoneyNet, an Informa Financial company, is a provider of "must-have" information about money-market mutual funds to clients around the world.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA's mission is to protect America's investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. For "Fixed Income" go to "Sitemap" then "Mutual Funds".
See "Markets," and "Market Data," then click "Mutual Funds" and "Mutual Fund Screener." Also see "Markets," and "Market Data," then click "ETFs" and "ETF Screener."