SOURCE: Five Star Equities

Five Star Equities

October 05, 2012 08:20 ET

Bernanke Pledges to Keep Rates Low Even After Economy Strengthens

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Apollo Residential Mortgage and Two Harbors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2012) - Mortgage REITs have garnered increased attention among investors in recent weeks after the Federal Reserve announced stimulus measures focused on the purchases of mortgage backed securities. The Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT), which seeks to replicate the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors Global Mortgage REITs Index, has gained over 20 percent year-to-date. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for diversified REITs and provides equity research on Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc. (NYSE: AMTG) and Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).

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The Federal Open Market Committee last month announced the third round of quantitative easing in which the Fed would purchase $40 billion of mortgage debt per month until the economy showed "sustained improvement." The main interest rate is now forecasted to remain near zero until at least mid-2015.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has recently pledged to sustain record stimulus even after the U.S. economy has strengthened, but at the same time does not expect the "economy to be weak through" 2015. "We expect that a highly accommodative stance of monetary policy will remain appropriate for a considerable time after the economy strengthens," Bernanke said in a recent speech in Indianapolis.

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Apollo Residential Mortgage is a real estate investment trust that invests in and manages residential mortgage-backed securities and other residential mortgage assets throughout the United States. The company offers investors an annual dividend of $3.40 per share for a yield of roughly 15.45 percent. Shares of Apollo have gained nearly 50 percent year-to-date.

Two Harbors Investment Corp. currently offers investors an annual dividend of $1.44 per share for a dividend yield of roughly 12 percent. The company has recently hired Dan Koch as Managing Director. Mr.Koch was previously a Managing Director at Redwood Trust. Shares of Two Harbors are up over 30 percent year-to-date.

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