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Bonds Vs. REITs: Which Is A Better Long Term Investment?

In the era of low growth and quantitative easing, bonds and REITs have been tremendous performers. Over the past five years, the Barclay's 20+ year bond ETF (NYSEARCA:TLT) has produced a total annual return of nearly 11% while the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ) has achieved a total annual return better than 19%. Going forward are REITs likely to continue to outperform bonds? Which investment has greater risk? In today's article, I will attempt to answer these…