Investors Should Think Twice About Owning Mortgage REITs


Mortgage REITs, unlike equity REITs, are a class of real estate investment trusts that concentrate their efforts on owning mortgage debt. By leveraging their investments, mortgage REITs are able to offer investors extremely enticing dividend yields. … [Read more...]

Rethinking the United States ‘AAA’ Rating


When I first read about the rating agency Fitch recently placing all outstanding U.S. sovereign debt securities on Rating Watch Negative (RWN), I couldn’t help but spend some time thinking about why exactly the U.S. still carries a ‘AAA’ rating. Both … [Read more...]