They may be back. But once again we are reminded that the sector will trade around book value. Plus/minus. But there will be a reversion to the mean. So when you get #$%$ who say that they will buy one of the better ones (AGNC for instance) down 40%-50% from book value, that creates panic. But always keep in mind that these REITs are giant customers of wall street firms. Those firms lend these guys many billions of dollars. These same firms may let the sector get too cheap, like this week. But they will also issue buy recommendations when that happens. Wall street has no interest in seeing this sector go away. The emotion this week was very interesting to watch. A lot of weak hands got shaken out.