SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

July 18, 2011 08:16 ET

REIT Dividends Remain Safe Under Bernanke's Watch

The Bedford Report Provides Equity Research on Chimera Investment & Anworth Mortgage

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have garnered significant attention this month as favorable interest rate spreads allowed several companies in the sector to hike their quarterly dividends. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for diversified REITs and provides equity research on Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) and Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (NYSE: ANH). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/CIM

www.bedfordreport.com/ANH

Most Mortgage REITs have portfolios made up principally of mortgages insured by the federal agencies Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. They typically borrow at low rates and lend in the mortgage markets at higher rates, usually by buying mortgage-backed securities. By purchasing bonds guaranteed by the government, analysts argue these companies take on no risk of default, with the principle concern being an interest rate risk. On the upside, recent remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke have led most analysts to conclude interest rates will remain low for the foreseeable future.

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Chimera Investment Corporation invests in residential mortgage loans, residential mortgage-backed securities, real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. Over half of CIM's portfolio is invested in non-agency MBS. Presently Chimera pays an annual dividend of 52 cents a share for a hefty yield of around 15.4 percent.

Anworth invests primarily in securities guaranteed by the US Government. Presently the company pays an annual dividend of $1 a share for a yield of around 13.7 percent.

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