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Brent Nyitray, CFA

Brent Nyitray, CFA


Began my career as a trader for NYC hedge fund Elliott Management. Worked for Bear, Stearns in London as a trader, then became an analyst at several hedge funds. Currently CFO for a mortgage bank. Also author a daily blog on real estate called The Daily Tearsheet

Recent articles

financial safety

3 Dividend Stocks That Pay You More Than Pepsi

These stocks are somewhat defensive, but will participate in a recovery


3 Top Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 4%

Income is possible in this market if you know where to look.

Financial Data abstract

Better Buy: Annaly Capital Management vs. AGNC Investment

Dividend investors should get to know these stocks as both are generating enviable yields right now.

Office Building

State of the City: Vornado Reports NYC Is Still Depressed

Normalcy will return, but things will get worse before they get better.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Simon Property Renegotiates Its Merger With Taubman

A deal cut in better times causes buyer's remorse for one real estate investment trust and its shareholders.

Margin Call

Robinhood Investors Love MFA Financial. Should They?

The mortgage REIT trades at a big discount to book, but is it cheap enough?

Rocket Launch

Is Rocket Companies a Buy?

Are Wall Street analysts underestimating the opportunity of this mortgage originator specialist?

Mortgage document

In the Best of Times for Mortgage Originators, PennyMac Reports Record Earnings

The company boasts a booming business and a low-single-digit multiple.

Rental home

American Homes 4 Rent Is Benefiting From Strong Demand and Rising Real Estate Prices

The suburbs are booming, taking the apartment REIT with them.

Fintech abstract

Better Buy: CME Group vs. Nasdaq

One is subject to market forces, while the other is subject to financial engineering.

Data Center

Equinix Reports Strong Earnings as Pandemic Drives Its Demand Higher

The leading data center REIT offers services that businesses will continue to need for the foreseeable future.

Mortgage document

Intercontinental Exchange's Bet on Mortgages Is Starting to Pay Off

Intercontinental Exchange's timing couldn't have been better.


Annaly Reports Strong Earnings on Lower Financing Costs

The best of times, the worst of times.

Interest Rates

CME Group Earnings Suffer Due to Dull Bond Market

The Fed's actions are a problem for the stock.

Luxury apartment buildings

Equity Residential Reports Declines in Earnings as Tenants Flee Core Urban Markets

The suburbs are holding up, but the cities are a problem.

Generic mortgage

Could New Residential Unlock Value by Splitting Off Its Mortgage Operations?

Do the recent mortgage IPOs support a higher valuation?

Financial Data abstract

AGNC Investment Recoups Its COVID-19-Related Losses

Is a dividend hike in the cards for this high-yielding real estate investment trust stock?

banking system

Lower Interest Rates Hold Back Bank of New York Mellon

Its fee model is more resilient than the standard commercial bank model in today's crisis conditions, but it's not bulletproof.

Mortgage document

Where Will Rocket Be in 1 Year?

Is the Street underestimating the mortgage lender's opportunity?

Fintech abstract

A Volatile Stock Market Is Still Great for Nasdaq

Volatility and volume combine for another strong quarter.