Rifling Through the Wreckage

It has been a bad year for real estate investment trusts that primarily invest in mortgage securities. For one example, shares of Annaly Capital Management (NLY) -- one of the most widely followed mREITs -- have lost 18% year to date.

American Capital Mortgage Investment (MTGE) has been hit even harder, suffering a 31% year-to-date drop. Its market capitalization is now down to about $1 billion, and Wunderlich downgraded the firm from Buy to Hold earlier this month, though that may have been a reaction to its troubles rather than anything actually predictive....467 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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