Cha-Ching! I just got my 5th monthly check from the ambiguous mortgage REIT association. It had a card, "thanks for pumping our stocks on Yahoo!".
It also reminded me that the reason I am long mREITs is because if I hold the bonds through duration and reinvest at prevailing interest rates, I am immune to interest rate changes.
Oh boy, cha-ching, there I go 'pumping' again. If by pumping you mean long term investment strategy. Yeah, if given the chance I would have withdrawn my money from mREITs 6 months ago. But in the end the math and financial equations show that a change of 7% to 9% in face value is warranted, not a drop of 30%.
At any rate, if it wasn't for you shorts, I wouldn't be getting a check for pumping. Because the MREIT association would not need to pay me to combat your standard short comment of "Sold all shares today, turrdd rising to the top!"