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These 3 Stocks Underperformed the Market This Year. Is Now the Time to Buy?

These 3 Stocks Underperformed the Market This Year. Is Now the Time to Buy?

Mortgage real estate investment trusts (REITs), which invest in debt, not property, have also been sold off as the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates. AGNC Investment (NASDAQ: AGNC) is a mortgage REIT that focuses primarily on investing in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) that are guaranteed by the U.S. government. AGNC Investment is probably the safest stock in the mortgage REIT space given that a potential recession would impact it less than most other mortgage REITs.