Motley Fool Battle Royale Round 1: Nordic American vs. Hatteras Financial

Motley Fool co-founder and Chief Rule Breaker David Gardner presents "Battle Royale," a blood-sport investment feature in which eight stocks fight to emerge as the single best investment pick for you. Drawn at random from the top 250 most popular stocks among Fool members, and randomized again into a standard eight-team tournament bracket, the companies square off to win David's confidence as his favorite market-beater over the next 12 months. In this first-round matchup, volatile but well-managed shipping company Nordic American Tanker Shipping (NYSE: NAT  ) gets in the ring with North Carolina-based real estate investment trust Hatteras Financial (NYSE: HTS  ) , a big dividend payer. Which stock will be left for dead on the arena floor? Which will move on to the next round? Watch the "Battle Royale" video to find out ... and along with your admission, get educated, amused, and enriched!

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  • Report this Comment On October 30, 2010, at 1:49 PM, rd80 wrote:

    One minor correction. In the video, you mention that HTS owns properties. It is a REIT, but owns mortgages, not actual properties. The business model is very similat to Annaly - borrow short, buy gov't-backed, adjustable-rate mortgage paper with some hedging.

    As long as the Fed holds rates near zero, HTS (and NLY) might as well have license to print money.

    Disclosure: Long HTS.

  • Report this Comment On November 07, 2010, at 12:06 AM, TMFSpiffyPop wrote:

    Thanks, rd. Good comments. --David

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