Anand Chokkavelu recently wrote an interesting opinion piece for The Motley Fool about REITs that may be in trouble if regulations of REITs were to ever change. He states his belief that those REITs with the highest leverage would be most at risk.
The White Law Group continues to monitor REITs sold by brokerage firms and whether those investments were appropriate for certain investors.
Here is a list of REITs that Anand Chokkavelu identifies as having a high leverage and would be at risk in the event of regulatory change:
Newcastle Investment (NCT)
ARMOUR Residential REIT (ARR)
Capstead Mortgage (CMO)
American Capital Agency (AGNC)
CYS Investments (CYS)
Anworth Mortgage Asset (ANH)
Hatteras Financial (HTS)
For the full article from The Motley Fool visit: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/09/12/these-reits-are-at-risk.aspx
If you have question about your investment in these REITs and would like to speak to a securities attorney, call The White Law Groups Chicago office for a free consultation at 312/238-9650.
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