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Mortgage REITs Have Experienced Strongest Growth Since Recession

Residential mREITs have been forced to find alternatives in order to maintain target dividends, due to the current environment of margin compression with high-yielding bonds replaced with lower-yielding securities while the cost of funding has stayed the same, according to KBRA. The Agency believes that mREITs have two choices in the situation—increasing leverage or diversification.

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REITs Post Big Gains in 2014

The Financial Times Stock Exchange Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) Index reported a total return of 27.15 percent in 2014, outpacing that of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor 500, and NASDAQ, according to a report from Trepp. In an 11-month period from the end of 2013 to November 2014, the REIT market cap expanded from $670 billion to $890 billion.

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