It was a pathetic article. But being the eternal optimist that I am - I latched on to the final paragraph:
"I have often said that mREIT stocks are not ideal long-term income investments. But, they do offer some of the most attractive yield investments in the market and will continue to do so in a low interest rate regime which, I believe, should last through 2014 at the very least. There is no reason why investors should not take advantage of this. I recommend buying Armour Residential. At the same time, investors should keep an eye on interest rate developments." After I break even around October, I will probably hold onto ARR for its dividends through 2014.