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Here's Why Annaly, American Capital Agency, and Armour Residential Got Absolutely Hammered in 2013

By David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer - Jan 2, 2014 at 8:00AM

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Have the Fed and the current interest rates environment crippled these mortgage REITs' ability to deliver value for shareholders?

In this special "Best and Worst 2013" edition of The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer tell viewers why American Capital Agency, and Annaly Capital Management (NLY 1.04%)and ARMOUR Residential REIT (ARR -0.52%) lagged the market in 2013, but could be better positioned for 2014.

David Hanson owns shares of Annaly Capital Management. Matt Koppenheffer has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Stocks Mentioned

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Stock Quote
Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
NLY
$6.82 (1.04%) $0.07
AGNC Investment Corp. Stock Quote
AGNC Investment Corp.
AGNC
$12.78 (0.79%) $0.10
ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. Stock Quote
ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.
ARR
$7.59 (-0.52%) $0.04

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