SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

July 06, 2012 08:20 ET

Investors Attracted to Strong Gains and Large Dividends of CYS Investments and Invesco Mortgage Capital

The Paragon Report Provides Stock Research on CYS Investments and Invesco Mortgage Capital

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2012) - High yielding mortgage REITs have outperformed the markets in 2012 as investors continue to flock to their large dividends. Presently the Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF (MORT) -- with holdings such as Annaly Capital Management -- is up more than 14 percent year-to-date, while the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) has seen a 9 percent increase. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in diversified REITs and provides equity research on CYS Investments Inc. (NYSE: CYS) and Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (NYSE: IVR).

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Freddie Mac's weekly survey has shown mortgage rates have again fallen to record lows. The fixed 30-year home loan, the most popular among home buyers, fell to 3.62 percent from 3.66 percent last week, and 4.6 percent from a year ago. The average 30-year loan rate has matched or dropped to new lows in 10 of the last 11 weeks.

"Recent economic data releases of less consumer spending and a contraction in the manufacturing industry drove long-term Treasury bond yields lower over the week, and allowed fixed mortgage rates to hit new all-time record lows," said Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac's chief economist.

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CYS Investments is a specialty finance company that invests on a leveraged basis in residential mortgage pass-through certificates for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or Ginnie Mae. The company offers an annual dividend of $2.00 per share for a yield of roughly 14.2 percent.

Invesco Mortgage Capital is a real estate investment trust that focuses on financing and managing residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and mortgage loans. The company recently announced a second quarter dividend of $0.65 per share. Shares of the company are up over 33 percent year-to-date.

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