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Volume 2014 - Number 14

April 10, 2014

MBS Prices Are Rising, Which Likely Means Good Things for REITs That Loaded Up

The price of agency MBS has been rising since early April, which can only mean good things for publicly-traded real estate investment trusts that own the asset class. However, REIT share prices havenít improved much of late, with some companies such as Annaly Capital Management continuing to trade closer to their 52-week lows than their highs. Late this week, for instance, Annaly Ė one of the largest MBS investing REITs Ė was trading at $11.30 compared to a 52-week high of $15.98 and a low of $9.66. But better days may be...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.