Annaly Capital: Superior Hedging Strategy, But Not All Risks Can Be Avoided

Sep. 14, 2021 9:51 AM ETAnnaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)9 Comments
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Harrison Schwartz


  • Mortgage REITs have become highly popular in recent months as investors have poured money into high-yield stocks.
  • Some mortgage REITs are better than others, depending primarily on their risk hedging strategy.
  • Annaly's recent efforts to expand its mortgage servicing right platform significantly reduce its downside risk that may come from Federal Reserve tapering.
  • While Annaly has a superior risk profile, the potential popping of the real estate bubble may still create credit risk issues.

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The current market regime has created tremendous changes to the "risk and reward" environment in virtually all financial assets. There has been an immense increase in liquidity supply as investors have poured their remaining cash reserves

Federal Reserve Easing and 30 year mortgage rate
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Annaly Capital Hedging Strategy
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