The mortgage REIT sector has taken a beating this summer. Changes in interest rates, driven by talk from the Federal Reserve, has sent stock prices plummeting for the big names like American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC ) and CYS Investments (NYSE: CYS ) , as well as for smaller players like Invesco Mortgage Capital (NYSE: IVR ) .
In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jay Jenkins takes a step back to better understand what's happening in this sector, and specifically, how a company like Invesco Mortgage makes money.
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