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American Capital Agency Corp. Message Board

  • sac70605 sac70605 May 5, 2014 12:32 PM Flag

    Little Help!

    Want to buy REM (15.75% yield). What are your thoughts? I want to invest in real estate but I cannot buy a house. Is this the next best way to be exposed to real estate? Please advise. Thanks.

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    • I am with you. I am a buyer at 12.00. Sure REM is down with all the mREITS, but at least you avoid stock specific risk like with AGNC. You pay a fee, but 15% is a darn good yield with diversification within the genre.

    • Hey sac, i will post my o. i'm not a fan of index funds first. why, because they bundle and charge fees like a mutual fund. so i'm a picker. best of breed, let someone else hold the sub-par junk. now with your pick, the chart shows clearly just what a dog that rem is. out-pacing the yeild to the downside. For 1 yr. 2 yr. 5 yr. and max.. Down 76%. in the great market....tell ya anything. this rem is waaaaaay in the red. The flame

      Sentiment: Sell

    • These are not real estate investments. They are mortgage loan investment which is much more risky. mREITs use leverage so the risk are multiplied by the leverage ratio. If interest rates go up then mREITs start to lose money and often go bankrupt. High dividend equals high risk.

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