Posts Tagged ‘NASDAQ:AGNC’

Stocks With Safe 10% Dividend Yields

June 24th, 2014

dividends1Lawrence Meyers: Not all dividend yields are created equal. Read more…


Trouble Ahead For Mortgage REIT ETFs?

May 21st, 2014

real estateUnlike last year, 2014 has seen a pretty decent performance from the mortgage REIT sector. Contrary to the popular belief that escalation of Fed taper will result in rising rates, interest rates have actually moved in the opposite direction. Read more…


Mortgage REIT ETFs In Focus On Renewed Taper Concerns

November 15th, 2013

reitWith a deluge of positive economic data including ISM surveys, better-than-expected advance third-quarter GDP numbers and a surprising pickup in U.S. job growth in October – all braving the much-hyped ‘shutdown’ – taper concerns have resurfaced.  Read more…


The Short-Term Looks Very Rocky For Mortgage REIT ETFs

October 31st, 2013

reitEvents were starting to shape up quite nicely for the embattled mortgage REIT market, thanks to a very dovish Federal Reserve. This accommodative Fed looked to help keep the spread wide between short and long term rates, a situation Read more…


The Trend Is Reversing For Mortgage REIT ETFs

October 2nd, 2013

reitOver the past few months, mortgage REITs (mREITs) had been under immense pressure due to market concerns relating to the Fed’s tightening of monetary policy. The stress situation resulted in soaring mortgage rates and rising yields. Read more…


Is The Panic Over For Mortgage REIT ETFs? (REM, MORT, MORL, NLY, AGNC)

December 2nd, 2012

Eric Dutram: Thanks to ultra low yields, investors were forced to look to equities for their current income needs. While dividend-focused investments in sectors like staples and utilities Read more…


UBS Debuts Extremely High Yield Leveraged ETF

October 17th, 2012

Eric Dutram: In investors’ never ending quest for payouts in today’s low rate environment, many have looked beyond traditional high yield locations to more ‘exotic’ locales for income. These often include funds or securities that target segments like MLPs, junk bonds, or more recently, REITs. Read more…


Mortgage REIT ETFs In Focus: 10% Yields + Low Volatility

October 14th, 2012

Stoyan Bojinov: The hunt for meaningful yield amid a landscape dominated by low-rate central bank policy has proven to be a challenge even for the most seasoned value investors. Read more…


Own The Mortgage REIT Industry With This ETF (REM, NLY, AGNC, TWO, MFA, CIM, ARR, ABR)

October 7th, 2012

ETF Base: A little known REIT ETF has outperformed the market, and provided a whopping 11% yield along the way. iShares’ FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index Read more…


Are QE3 and Mortgage REIT ETFs a Winning Combo? (REM, MORT, AGNC, NLY)

September 27th, 2012

Eric Dutram: With the economy still sputtering, the Federal Reserve recently revealed another round of quantitative easing, QE3, in order to hopefully jumpstart growth once again. This program looks to buy up roughly $40 billion in MBS each month, a technique that looks Read more…


Investing In Dividend ETFs: Want Super Yield? Try These (SDIV, DWX, BP, PG, REM, NLY, AGNC, CIM)

September 24th, 2012

Money Morning Staff: With the U.S. Federal Reserve intent on keeping interest rates low until at least late 2014, investing in dividend ETFs (exchange-traded funds) is necessary for income investors who are all but forced to consider asset classes Read more…


Closed-End Funds: Beat Ben Bernanke With These Juicy Double-Digit Yields (AGD, AOD, ETB, CH, NLY, AGNC)

June 26th, 2012

Martin Hutchinson: With the economy beginning to stall, Ben Bernanke’s war on the nation’s savers rolls on. From his promise to keep the Fed funds rate near zero through late 2014 to his efforts to push ten-year note yields even lower, the Fed Chairman Read more…


Transports: The Dow Jones Transportation Average Rolls To Record High

May 2nd, 2011

Jon D. Markman:  The biggest news of the week for me was the fantastic earnings report from railroad Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), which pushed the Dow Jones Transportation Average Read more…


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