Look Out for Falling mREIT Dividends: Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY), Hatteras Financial Corp. (HTS)

Hope springs eternal
All is not doom and gloom, however. Though Fed Chair Ben Bernanke recently reiterated his commitment to big mortgage-backed security purchases, a vocal minority on his board are clamoring to cut the easing short. Since unemployment numbers came in a smidge better late last week, this concept may gain traction.

Just as many investors have seen the losses of the past few years recede as of late, waiting out the present environment may be investors’ best bet. In the world of investing — as in so many things in life — patience truly is a virtue.

There’s no question Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY)’s double-digit dividend is eye-catching. But can investors count on that payout sticking around? With the Federal Reserve keeping interest rates at historically low levels, Annaly has had to scramble to defend its bottom line. In The Motley Fool’s premium research report on Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY), senior analysts Ilan Moscovitz and Matt Koppenheffer uncover the key challenges the company faces and divulge three reasons investors may consider buying it. Simply click here now to claim your copy today!

The article Look Out for Falling mREIT Dividends originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Amanda Alix.

Fool contributor Amanda Alix has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY).

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