Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY), American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC): What Makes mREITs Inappropriate for Retail Investors?

Investment thesis

Annaly Capital Management, my favorite mREIT, is currently trading at an 11% discount to its book value, while American Capital Agency and ARMOUR Residential are trading at 12% and 32% discounts, respectively.

Since Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY)’s net interest income is positively linked to changes in interest rates and it has other positive stock price drivers, I believe now is an appropriate entry point. However, ARMOUR and American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) have no positive stock price drivers. Therefore, I recommend investors stay away from both the stocks until the Fed finally exits the Agency MBS market.

Further, I believe proper due diligence could lead to a thorough understanding of the mREIT business model and fewer losses for the retail investors.

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