Please see Forbe's article at yahoo finance.com.Use your own judgement in reading everything.
Funny they would list this story under ETF when they're actually stocks and not mutual funds.Here is the Forbes link:http://blogs.forbes.com/etfchannel/2011/06/27/another-month-of-dividends-and-offerings-for-mortgage-reit-investors/?partner=yahootix
That's questionable. The dividends are non-qualified. And they raise money (through SPO's) in exactly the same way that open-ended funds do. Since ETF's have shares which are traded too, it's hard to say in what way they are different.