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  • bovisutor bovisutor Mar 5, 2013 5:18 PM Flag

    Methodology Changes Announced for S&P Dow Jones Indices

    Effective with the March quarterly review after the close of trading on Friday, March 15:

    Mortgage REITs (GICS code 40402030) will now be eligible for inclusion in S&P Global Indices and S&P U.S. Indices provided they meet all other index inclusion criteria. Previously, mortgage REITs were not eligible for inclusion. The mortgage REITs sub industry group has grown substantially in market capitalization over the past decade and these companies provide institutional and individual investors with diversification and an opportunity to gain exposure to the real estate financing markets.

    Various index funds will then have to buy mREITS which should benefit the stock.

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    • Do you have an estimate of how much ETF type money would flow into AGNC and how much it would move the price upward please? On a percentage price gain basis, would such a move help small fry such as WMC too? Which indices might WMC be included in?