The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu discusses topics around the investing world.

Mortgage REITs have been quite popular among dividend investors recently because of their outsized dividend yields that frequently hit the double digits. Anand has been following the industry and shares the most shocking thing he's seen in the last year.

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