Investors searching for yield might consider mortgage REITs, but be aware of interest-rate and default risk.
Mortgage REITs posted dividend yields of nearly 20 percent in past years.
Income investors are still scraping the bottom of the barrel for yield and finding a pittance. One area investors could consider offers high dividends, but they do come with some risks — mortgage real estate investment trusts, or mREITs. Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are companies that invest in real estate or mortgages and