Ordinarily, an economic recovery is a good thing for companies. But that's not necessarily the case for mortgage REITs. Ilan Moscovitz and Austin Smith discuss why a stronger economic recovery could lead to a reversal of fortunes for unusual dividend payers, including American Capital (NASDAQ:AGNC), Annaly Capital (NYSE:NLY), and Armour Residential (NYSE:ARR). Watch the video below for Ilan's take on the effects that unemployment and inflation could have on interest rates.

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