Mortgage REITs lead the no taper party

|By:, SA News Editor

Most stocks are partying in wake of the Fed not commencing its QE taper today, but one sector of note is the beaten down mortgage REIT (REM +2.8%) group.

Annaly (NLY +3.2%), American Capital (AGNC +3.5%), (MTGE +2.4%), Armour (ARR +3.4%), Two Harbors (TWO +3.4%), CYS Investments (CYS +3.7%), Anworth (ANH +2.8%), Western Asset (WMC +2.2%), Javelin (JMI +2%), AG Mortgage (MITT +2.1%), Arlington Asset (AI +1.6%).

Yesterday, KBW called out CYS Investments as one of the more aggressive plays for those believing rates might head lower.

ETFs of note: MORT, MORL.