CIM pays a high dividend for a reason. Their business is riskier than some other REIT's. Some REIT's have gov't guaranteed mortgages/paper and others like CIM are not all guaranteed. Greater risk=greater reward (or potential for loss of principal). CIM issued an additional 100 million shares at 3.65 so it will be interesting to see if or what effect on next quarter's dividend. Personally, I prefer lower dividend rate on a few other REIT's that have safer gov't backed paper.
To help me. The more you buy, the more upward pressure you place on the stock, since I own it, that makes me happy. You want me to be happy. Buy as much as the broker will let you buy with the funds you have. Margin will allow you to buy even more.
How can you go wrong with 19% div. What are you getting in the bank.
Because REITs pay great dividends and the raw materials of their business model are at historic low prices. Ideally this is a business acquiring assets on the cheap and riding the revaluation of those assets. These businesses are required to pay out the majority of their profits in dividends in exchange for tax-protected status.