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Two Harbors Investors Should Be Careful With the Dividend

Two Harbors Investors Should Be Careful With the Dividend

Mortgage originators have struggled with declining volumes, while the mortgage real estate investment trusts (REIT) have dealt with underperformance of their most significant asset -- mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Many of these mortgage REITs have eye-popping dividend yields, but investors should be careful assuming these yields will hold up. Two Harbors (NYSE: TWO) has a high-teens dividend yield, but should investors bank on it continuing?