Read "Dividends & Splits" section Click "Key Statistics Help" to see how they calculate "Forward Annual Dividend Rate", "Forward Annual Dividend Yield", "Trailing Annual Dividend Rate", "Trailing Annual Dividend Yield". Both AGNC and NLY are in silmilar sectors and have similar risks. Their dividend yields is about 3% to 4% difference. The final decision is up to you, but do not spread your money in several stocks in similar sectors like some of the posters did. It will only increase your risk.