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ARMs outperform fixed-rate mortgage investments

REIT watch: Annaly performs, Two Harbor outperforms
Brena Swanson
The fourth quarter was fairly successful for mortgage real estate investment trusts, with many earnings beating or rising above estimates, according to FBR Capital Markets.
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Jobs data positive for all housing stocks, except REITs

Earlier tapering prospects push REITs down
Kerri Ann Panchuk
A falling unemployment rate is good news for U.S. stocks, but real estate investment trusts took the news a bit harder.
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REITs caught between a rock and a hard place

Hedging for interest rate volatility can make or break them
Kerri Ann Panchuk
To taper or not to taper? The latest jobs data suggests a tapering of Fed asset purchases is right around the corner. But, unfortunately, this spells uncertainty for mortgage real estate investment trusts that are heavily influenced by interest-rate fluctuations.
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HW 30 climbs after Fed Chair nominee testifies

Janet Yellen to keep her foot on the QE gas pedal
Christina Mlynski
Housing stocks remained undeterred after Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen testified in front of the Senate Banking Committee Thursday. In fact, the HW 30 posted significant gains after Yellen showed no signs of taking her foot off the QE gas pedal.
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mREITs fail to match earnings estimates

QE3 uncertainty, rising rates pressure market volatility
Christina Mlynski
Going into earnings season, many experts were cautious on the book values for agency and hybrid mortgage real estate investment trusts, fearing that significant volatility would spook the market into further deleveraging or hedging portfolios.
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HW 30 enters positive territory amid job gains

Solid economic data may signal QE3 tapering
Christina Mlynski
A positive jobs report shocked market expectations, lifting stocks on the HW 30 — HousingWire’s exclusive list of mortgage-related stocks.
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It's official: American Capital buys Residential Credit Solutions

The mortgage servicing industry's "worst kept secret" is no longer a secret
Jacob Gaffney
The move makes sense. American Capital is moving its portfolio away from 30-year and into more agency 15-year and adjustable-rate mortgages and will benefit from the specialty servicing expertise at Residential Credit Solutions.
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mREITs enter positive territory on HW 30

Grim employment data means continued QE
Christina Mlynski
The government's disappointing jobs report sent investors rushing to mREITs, a sector that benefits from the Fed's quantitative easing program. With unemployment still well above 6.5%, it's likely tapering will remain on the Fed's back burner for now.
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mREITs post mixed results amid government gridlock

Weak MBS sell-off contributes to underperformance
Christina Mlynski
The mediocre sell-off of mortgage-backed securities and government uncertainty led mortgage real estate investment trusts to post mixed results Tuesday.
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mREITs, homebuilders dive on HW 30

QE tapering, political uncertainty weigh on sectors
Christina Mlynski
While Monday spelled good news for most stocks on the HW 30, mortgage real estate investment trusts as well as homebuilders fell short as Congress remained unable to secure an agreement on the US budget and looming debt ceiling.
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