NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/13 -- Real estate investment trusts (REITs) that invest in mortgage-backed securities have continued to attract investors with double digit gains and high yielding dividends. The iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage Plus Capped ETF (REM) has gained nearly 15 percent year-to-date. Research Driven Investing examines investing opportunities on diversified REITs and provides equity research on Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (NYSE: IVR) and Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO).
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REITs are a popular play in the current economy due to their steady dividends, which currently averages around 13 percent, nearly 7 times the average dividend yield of the S&P 500. REITs can avoid corporate income tax, provided they invest in real estate-related assets and pay out at least 90 percent of their income in dividends to investors.
"Despite their run, REITs remain attractive to income investors. But we warn our clients that funds using stock REITs are very different animals than those buying mortgages," says Matt Reiner, chief investment officer at Capital Investment Advisors. "Compared to Treasuries, mortgage REITs are paying much better yields -- and we don't see that trend reversing soon," says Reiner.
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Invesco Mortgage Capital is a real estate investment trust that acquires, finances and manages residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and mortgage loans. The company pays a quarterly dividend of $0.65 a share for a dividend yield of roughly 11.70 percent. Shares of Invesco have gained over 12 percent year-to-date.
Two Harbors Investment Corp. is a Maryland corporation focused on investing, financing and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and related investments. Their objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns to our stockholders over the long-term, primarily through dividends and secondarily through capital appreciation. The company pays a quarterly dividend of $.32 a share, for a dividend yield of roughly 9.20 percent.
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