With fears of higher interest rates causing fixed income investors to worry, the mREIT sector, which primarily invests in mortgage-backed securities, has been hit hard over the past month.

American Capital Agency (NASDAQ:AGNC) is down over 15% over the last 30 days, and mREIT giant Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) has ticked down roughly 10%.

In this video, Motley Fool financial analyst David Hanson asks Matt Koppenheffer, who doesn't hold any mREIT stocks, at what point he would become interested in jumping into one of these stocks.

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