ANYBODY can get a post in Seeking Alpha - Just like Hyde Park.
You start believing what is posted there pasted with "figures" :charts". etc (who knows the data that went into those?), you buy into all sorts of garbage.
Just look at it this way, if the spreads tighten because of rising rates, profitability goes DOWN for MREITS and with that, dividends get cut until the company can't hang anymore & then bye bye.