Podcast: The Hazards Of Mortgage REITs

About: AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC), Includes: REM
by: Valuentum

Mortgage REITs sound like safe investment vehicles but they are far from it.

We'll cover the mortgage REIT business model and the concept of largely unhedged spread risk.

Could spread risk, an often overlooked factor, lead to steep book value declines and further weakening of dividend health across the industry?

President of Investment Research Brian Nelson talks mortgage REITs and the concept of spread risk that may lead to steep book value declines and weakened dividend health across the industry. ~5 mins.

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Related ETFs: iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped (BATS:REM)


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