SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

August 15, 2012 08:20 ET

Large Dividends From American Capital and Two Harbors Benefit From Record Low Interest Rates

The Paragon Report Provides Stock Research on CYS Investments and Two Harbors Investment

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2012) - High yielding Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have performed well in the current economic climate. REITs are a popular play in the current economy due to their steady dividends. REITs can avoid corporate income tax, provided they invest in real estate-related assets and pay out at least 90 percent of their income in dividends to investors, rather than reinvesting in their business. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in diversified REITs and provides equity research on American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC) and Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO).

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The Mortgage REIT market has been boosted by record low interest rates, and there have been talks from the Federal Reserve to continue to keep interest rates at these low levels beyond 2014. With the current problems with Europe's economy the most likely response would be for governments to cut interest rates further or purchase assets.

"Even if the United States falls into a double-dip recession or has a contagion, that would basically inure to our benefit as those rates extend even further," said Dynex Capital Inc. Chairman and CEO Thomas Akin.

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American Capital has $101 billion in assets under management and seven offices in the U.S. and Europe. American Capital and European Capital will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $500 million. The company declared a cash dividend of $1.25 per share for the second quarter 2012, for a yield of roughly 14.6 percent.

Two Harbors Investment Corp. is a Maryland corporation focused on investing, financing and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and related investments. The company offers investors an annual dividend of $1.60 per share for a yield of around 14 percent. Two Harbors shares are up over 20 percent for the year.

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