The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which financial analyst Ilan Moscovitz and consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Ilan and Austin discuss two macro risks facing investors in mortgage REITs. Dividends in the industry are booming, which has made them especially popular with yield-hungry investors. But there are two risks investors need to watch out for.