The mortgage REIT sector as a whole gains following the QE3 announcement of $40B/month in MBS...

|By:, SA News Editor

The mortgage REIT sector as a whole gains following the QE3 announcement of $40B/month in MBS purchases (though some remain red for the session). Agency REITs are in a tricky spot as the resulting higher MBS prices will help book values, but lower rates should heighten prepayment risk. A couple of selections: AGNC +0.6% after being flat, NLY -0.6% after being off 1.3%.