Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc
Why the slight HAMP increases in August are negative for REITs
The Obama Administration is considering expanding the HARP program, meaning agency REITs will face a massive increase in prepayment speeds.
Real Estate Remains Weak but Rents Rise Faster than Inflation
The benchmark iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) comprises 114 stocks. We can divide the ETF by market capitalization.
Why HAMP modifications continue to increase homeowner equity
The intent of HAMP was to stabilize the housing market and prevent avoidable foreclosures.
HAMP modifications fall to 11,900 in the month of April
The Home Affordable Modification Program is one of President Obama’s programs to provide relief to distressed home owners The Home Affordable Modification Program lowers the monthly payments for borrowers by reducing the interest rate or extending the term of the loan. So far, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has resisted allowing principal reductions. They will, […]
The week ahead: Jobs plus Annaly and other mortgage REIT earnings
We have a big week ahead, with a slew of important economic data and earnings from the mortgage REIT sector. The biggest REIT will be Annaly Capital reporting on Wednesday.
Shareholder Buyback: A Powerful Tool to Achieve Higher Income
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Analyzing Plum Creek Timber’s Merger with Weyerhaeuser
Plum Creek Timber (PCL) generated returns of 14.6% last week, backed by news of a merger with Weyerhaeuser (WY). WY bought PCL for $8.44 billion.
Only 7 IYR Stocks Earned Positive Returns in Mid-July
Major stocks in the top five REIT subgroups that saw positive returns over the week ended July 17.
Invesco Mortgage Capital book value per share declines 12%
Invesco Mortgage Capital (IVR) is a mortgage REIT that focuses on agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities Invesco invests in a wide range of products, from agency residential mortgage-backed securities, to non-agency mortgage-backed paper, to commercial mortgage-backed securities and residential and commercial mortgage loans. Invesco Mortgage Capital is externally managed by Invesco (IVZ). Its portfolio is […]