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  • fimtinnegan fimtinnegan Nov 9, 2010 11:40 PM Flag

    Any thoughts if this is connected to Ambac BK?

    REITs are falling because 30-year bond rates are sharply rising (in the wake of QE2 and downside resistence for the dollar). That creates competition for all high-yield investments, such as REITs, and also makes future balance sheets more precarious for financials, such as REITs. With the selling caused by higher bond rates, REIT investors took profits today near the 52-week high, and it cascaded.

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