We've seen a great deal of pressure in the mortgage REIT sector. Both common and preferred shares have suffered amid a rough economic situation. However, many investors don't know what created chaos in the sector over the last 40 days. All too often we hear wild conspiracy theories. We want to help investors see behind the curtain on the factors impacting the sector. The largest single factor is the role of banks and their use of mark-to-market on assets that do not have a liquid market.
Banks Creating The Challenge
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