Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. And though real estate finance firm Annaly Capital Management
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, 89% of the 1,497 investors rating the company are bullish. There's no shortage of reasons why Annaly Capital Management will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
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1. Favorable interest rates
Annaly borrows money at low interest rates, and buys mostly agency mortgage-backed securities from Fannie Mae
2. Monster dividend
Like its own spinoff Chimera Investment
3. Growing earnings
In contrast with commercial real estate-focused iStar Financial
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