for dividend purposes. Would you folks say that AGNC is the cream of the crop?New to this game but it looks like the most stable to me.
Thanks for any advice or suggestions
From my research it is. Got in and out of TWO and ARR, Trying to trade with another Mreit during divvy time but this seems the best managed and the market leader. Enough volume to move in and out freely.
AGNC has a great history, and as such should out perform the market. I'm invested in Reit's and also BDC's
Both should do well in these times, with rates supported by the gov't. Besides the Reit's , look at PNNT. Do your own DD. Also look at BKCC. Then there is always PSEC for a monthly div..
Then there is also the MLP's .. not bad either, but may be more risk at this point, as their div % is not where it use to be.. Bottom line, go for AGNC.. Then do some home work..
Thanks, Rich aka.. Div Hunt
American Capital has performed creditably in a difficult period for the industry by increasing its net interest margin, while most of its peers saw a reduction. This gives it an excellent chance to sustain its attractive dividend. This stock is a solid choice for investors looking for income opportunities.
Yup. This one's managers are former executives at the Agencies (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac) and have the best handle on how to buy the best-performing Agency MBS and the best hedges, and what the Fed will do.
It's also younger, so it doesn't have a lot of the pre-crash mortgage paper on its books that the others do. This gives it a lower prepayment (refinance) rate.
The only drawback is that AGNC is Agency-only. So they formed MTGE to access non-Agency markets, though the hybrid mRIETs all seem to be about 90-95% in Agency MBS anyway right now.
It's done very well as a dividend stock. Where else can you get 15% on your money and a stock price that has either gone up or stabilized over the past few years. You get 1/2% on a CD!!! Put 300,000 into it and you've got 45,000 every year. Close to $1,000 a week. I bought pre dividend ex at 32.33, will get my divy and my buy is in the green.EOM