REIT stocks continue to post strong year-to-date gains, slightly outperforming the broader U.S. equity market and topping international equities by nearly 500 basis points. Through Oct. 15, the FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITS TR index was up 15.76% year-to-date, 57 basis points more than the Russell 3000 and 477 basis points greater than the MSCI ACWI IMI ex USA index.