Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 11:57 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Investors searching for yield might consider mortgage REITs, but be aware of interest-rate and default risk.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 3:20 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Mortgage REITs posted dividend yields of nearly 20 percent in past years.

Friday, March 02, 2012 5:43 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

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