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If account value is less than USD 50,000 -

NIL (if 25 or less client-initiated trade per calendar year; every SIP initiation is considered as 1 buy), else Custody and Asset Operating Fees at actuals charged to the Account by the Partner broker (i.e. Saxo Capital Markets).

If account value is more than USD 50,000 -

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Kristal Freedom Account Fund Movement Fee

Fee Item Kristal Freedom Account
Funds Deposit
USD Upto USD 25
SGD NIL
HKD NIL
AUD Upto USD 250
EUR Upto USD 250
GBP Upto USD 250
Deposit Threshold NIL (USD 1000 recommended)
Funds Withdrawal
USD Upto USD 50
SGD NIL
HKD NIL

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Where required shall be executed at 0.05% from the Market Rate. The Market Rate available to Kristal.AI is the Rate made available by the relevant brokers.

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If Sender indicates Sender charges = 0, sending cost will be deducted (in addition to the above) by the receiving bank and paid back to the Sending bank and/or its Correspondent bank as applicable.

Additional charges levied by Clients’ bank may apply on transfers and FX conversions done in Clients’ bank account.

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Kristal Private Wealth Account Fees and Charges

Non Fund Kristal account value if less than USD 50,000 -

Custody and Brokerage at actuals, charged to the Account by the Broker (i.e. Saxo Capital, Interactive Brokers).

Non Fund Kristal Account value if greater than USD 50,000 -

- 0.30%p.a. of A/C value > US $50,000, computed MONTHLY on calendar month-end account value, charged QUARTERLY.

- Custody and Brokerage at actuals, charged to the Account by the Broker (i.e. Saxo Capital, Interactive Brokers).

Fund Kristal fee in accordance with Factsheet.

Fee Item Kristal Private Wealth Account
Funds Deposit
USD Upto USD 50
SGD NIL
HKD N/A
AUD Upto USD 250
EUR Upto USD 250
GBP Upto USD 250
Deposit Threshold NIL (USD 25000 recommended)
Funds Withdrawal
USD Upto USD 50
SGD NIL
HKD NIL

FX Conversion

Where required shall be executed at 0.05% from the Market Rate. The Market Rate available to Kristal.AI is the Rate made available by the relevant brokers.

Note -

If Sender indicates Sender charges = 0, sending cost will be deducted (in addition to the above) by the receiving bank and paid back to the Sending bank and/or its Correspondent bank as applicable.

Additional charges levied by Clients’ bank may apply on transfers and FX conversions done in Clients’ bank account.

Kristal Managed Investment Account Fees and Charges

Fixed Income account value is equal to or greater than 80% of Total account value -

0.20%p.a. of Total account value, computed MONTHLY on calendar month-end Total account value, charged QUARTERLY.

Fixed Income account value is less than 80% of Total account value -

0.50%p.a. of Total account value, charged QUARTERLY, computed MONTHLY on calendar month-end Total account value.

Brokerage Account operating and maintenance charges ADDITIONAL in accordance with your Agreement with Broker.

Money transfer and FX conversion charges in accordance with your agreement with Broker.

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What are Residential REITs?

Updated on 11 Mar 2020

A residential REIT is any real estate investment trust which owns and manages rental property. These could be urban high-rises or apartment complexes. Learn more about these assets here.

Introduction to Residential REITs
Why should you invest in Residential REITs?
How to invest in Residential REITs?
What are the risks involved in investing in Residential REITs?
Is it the best time to invest in Residential REITs?
The top 6 Residential REITs in the market

 

Introduction to Residential REITs

A particular company that invests in real estate is known as Real Estate Trust Funds (REITS). There are various type of REITs ranging from equity and mortgage to healthcare and residential. Residential REITs are trusts that manages and owns rental properties. Every Residential REIT is different, some focus on apartment buildings while some specialise in urban high-rise apartments. There are Residential REITs that cater to a specific community like college students and single families as well. You can also find Residential REITs that are either involved in development projects (invest in buildings from ground up) or grow through acquisitions. Some Residential REITs also do a combination of both.

While there are risks involved in every investment, investing in Residential REITs is a safe option as residential real estate is one of the few recession resistant businesses in the market.

 

Why should you invest in Residential REITs?

If you are looking for long-term investment plans, here are a few reasons why you should consider investing in Residential REITs –

  • It is a recession resistant investment. Even if recession is there, people may sell their houses but they will not move out from rental properties. It is the last point in their list of cutting down expenses.
  • There is a higher level of transparency in Residential REITs than any other investment option.
  • As Residential REITs are traded on public exchanges, they are comparatively easy to sell and buy.
  • REITs have to distribute 90% of their taxable income to the shareholders through dividends, which means that they offer high dividends compared to other stocks.
  • Residential REITs provide long-term interest rates, which provides a steady income to the investor.

 

How to invest in Residential REITs?

Just like every public stock, Residential REITs are listed on all major stock exchanges. You can easily buy their shares. In addition to this, investors can also invest in Residential REITs mutual funds as well as exchange traded funds (ETFs). Most investors invest their retirement savings in Residential REITs or money that they do not need for a long time. You will also find Residential REITs in most retirement and investment plans offered by your employer. Investors can invest in public no listed Residential REITs as well as private Residential REITs.

It is advisable to take the services of a financial broker or advisor that will analyse your objectives and recommend the most suitable Residential REITs. Our financial experts at Kristal AI can easily create the best investment plan for you using the latest artificial intelligence technology.

 

What are the risks involved in investing in Residential REITs?

Just like any other investment, Residential REITs also have many risks. However, the below mentioned four risks are the most important, and every investor needs to consider them before investing in Residential REITs.

  • Interest rate risk –rising interest rates are a negative catalyst for Residential REITs stock prices, especially for long-term yields. If risk free yields increase, Residential REITs and other investments have to pay higher yields. As price and yield share an inverse relationship, higher yields lower stock prices.
  • Oversupply risk – the secret of real estate business booming is higher demand and constant or lower supply. If, suddenly, the supply meets the demand, occupancy rates will suffer, which in turn will hurt Residential REITs.
  • Financing risk – Residential REITs bank on borrowed money to grow. If the debt is too high and they cannot pay the interest, they will have to cut down dividends or sell their assets.
  • Housing market risk – Governments will always promote homeownership. If this rate increases, the demand for rental homes will drop.

 

Is it the best time to invest in Residential REITs?

According to the U.N., there is a serious danger of a global recession in 2020 or at the most, in 2021. Most investments are in danger. However, Residential REITs is not in the category. It is very low on the list of investments that a recession will affect.

As we discussed before, Residential REITs are recession resistant. Only a limited number of people cancel their lease and go somewhere else to cut down their expenses. Most people sell their homes and move into rental homes, which increases occupancy and need for rental properties. Therefore, if you are looking for a safe and long-term investment that will diversify your portfolio, Residential REITs are a great bet. Contact our financial advisors to know which Residential REITs pay the highest dividends.

 

The top 6 Residential REITs in the market

Residential REITs top 6 yield

Disclaimer

The materials and data contained herein are for information only and shall in no event be construed as an offer to purchase or sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell any securities in any jurisdiction. Kristal Advisors does not make any representation, undertaking, warranty or guarantee as to the update, completeness, correctness, reliability or accuracy of the materials and data herein. All opinions, forecasts or estimation expressed herein are subject to change without prior notice. Kristal Advisors and its affiliates accept no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any direct or consequential loss and/or damages arising out of or in relation to any use of opinions, forecasts, materials and data contained herein or otherwise arising in connection therewith.

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