Shares in a number of popular mortgage REITs have plummeted in the last few days. Annaly Capital Management saw its share price fall by nearly 3% on Monday, while American Capital Agency watched as its dropped almost 2%. In the following video, Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield explores three potential problems that may be behind these performances.

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