Some REITs raising billions despite financial crisis

Despite the issues dogging the financial and housing sectors, some real-estate investment trusts are doing well, raising billions of dollars and their stock prices are continuing to rise. Annaly Capital Management Inc., Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp., and MFA Mortgage Investments Inc. center their portfolios on mortgages that are guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac rather than subprime mortgages.

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