High Yield Dividend REIT Stocks for the Savy Investor

Here is a list of some of the high yield REITS that make good traders, with high returns comes high risk.  Keep a good strategy to manage your downside while you cash in on the dividends.

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AGNC
American Capital Agency Corp.
Financial | REIT – Residential | USA
Dividend 15.32%

 

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It invests in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by government-sponsored entities or by the United States government agency. The company funds its investments primarily through short-term borrowings structured as repurchase agreements. It has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal income tax, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. It is externally managed by American Capital AGNC Management, LLC, which is an affiliate of American Capital, Ltd. American Capital Agency Corp. was founded in 2008 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

ARR
ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.
Financial | REIT – Residential | USA
Dividend 14.44%

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust launched and managed by ARMOUR Residential Management LLC. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The fund seeks to invest in hybrid adjustable rate, adjustable rate and fixed rate residential mortgage backed securities issued or guaranteed by a U.S. Government-sponsored entity (GSE), such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (more commonly known as Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (more commonly known as Freddie Mac), or guaranteed by the Government National Mortgage Administration. It benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the FTSE NAREIT Mortgage Total Return Index and the S&P 500 TR Index. ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. was formed in 2008 and is domiciled in the United States.

 

CIM

Chimera Investment Corporation
Financial | REIT – Diversified | USA
Dividend 12.04%

Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company, through its subsidiaries, invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, real estate-related securities, and other asset classes. Its targeted asset classes include agency or non-agency RMBS; prime, jumbo prime, and Alt-A mortgage loans; first or second lien loans secured by multifamily properties, mixed residential or other commercial properties, retail properties, office properties, or industrial properties; and asset-based securities (ABS), including commercial mortgage-backed securities, debt and equity tranches of collateralized debt obligations, and consumer and non-consumer ABS. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its share holders. Chimera Investment Corporation was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.

 

 

MITT
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc.
Financial | REIT – Diversified | USA
Dividend 12.48%

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust, focuses on investing, acquiring, and managing a portfolio of residential mortgage assets, and other real estate-related securities and financial assets. The company invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), for which a U.S. government agency guarantees payments of principal and interest on the securities; and fixed- and floating-rate residential non-agency RMBS that are not issued or guaranteed by a U.S. government agency or a U.S. government-sponsored entity. It also invests in other real estate-related securities and financial assets, such as fixed- and floating-rate commercial mortgage-backed securities; residential mortgage loans secured by residential real property, including prime, Alt-A, and subprime mortgage loans; first or second lien loans, subordinate interests in first mortgages, mezzanine financing secured by interests in commercial real estate, and bridge loans to be used in the acquisition, construction, or redevelopment of a property; other real estate structured finance products, mortgage servicing rights, other real estate-related loans and securities, and other financial assets; and investment grade and non-investment grade debt and equity tranches of securitizations backed by various asset classes, including small balance commercial mortgages, aircraft, automobiles, credit cards, equipment, manufactured housing, franchises, recreational vehicles, and student loans. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in New York, New York.

 

 

MTGE
American Capital Mortgage Investment Crp
Financial | REIT – Diversified | USA
Dividend 13.82%

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. was formed to invest in and manage a leveraged portfolio of agency mortgage investments, non-agency mortgage investments and other mortgage-related investments. The Company’s investment objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors over the long-term through a combination of dividends and capital appreciation. It invests to achieve this objective by selectively constructing and actively managing a mortgage investment portfolio consisting of asset classes that, when properly financed and hedged, are designed to produce risk adjusted returns across a variety of market conditions and economic cycles. The Company is externally managed and advised by American Capital MTGE Management, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of American Capital, LLC, which is a wholly portfolio company of American Capital, Ltd. As of April 1, 2011, the Company did not have any operations

 

 

NLY
Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
Financial | REIT – Diversified | USA
Dividend 11.83%

Annaly Capital Management, Inc., a real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership, management, and financing of a portfolio of investment securities. The company invests primarily in mortgage pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage obligations, agency callable debentures, and other mortgage-backed securities representing interests in or obligations backed by pools of mortgage loans. Annaly Capital also invests in Federal Home Loan Bank, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and Federal National Mortgage Association debentures. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal corporate income tax, provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. It was formerly known as Annaly Mortgage Management, Inc. and changed its name to Annaly Capital Management, Inc. in August 2006. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is based in New York, New York.