The Top 25 Dividend Stocks for 2012: Annaly Capital

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Senior Technology Editor Eric Bleeker and Fool analyst Jim Royal discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Jim describes why he's personally bought Annaly Capital (NYS: NLY) and believes its outsized yield will continue delivering in the coming years. While Jim cautions that Annaly isn't a "set-and-forget" dividend and requires continued watching thanks to its interest rate exposure, he appreciates Annaly's ability to grow book value in good times and bad, and expects favorable interest rate environments over the coming years.

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At the time thisarticle was published Eric Bleeker does not own shares of the companies listed above. Jim Royal owns shares of Annaly. The Motley Fool owns shares of Annaly Capital Management and Chimera Investment.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Annaly Capital Management. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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