Shares of Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) were crushed in 2013 as the mortgage REIT's bond portfolio dropped in valued and its interest rate spread narrowed. Shares are off to a hot start in 2014, but its interest rate spread remains under pressure for a variety of reasons.

In the following video, Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss Annaly's recent quarter and what is causing the company to struggle in certain areas.

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