The Threat to Your Big Dividends

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Mortgage REITs are incredibly popular with dividend investors. That's because low short-term interest rates have driven their cost of funding to a low point. But even with short-term rates near zero, long-term rates are continuing to fall. This could have implications for mortgage REITs' profitability -- and dividends.

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