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ARMOUR Residential REIT: What You Need to Know

This mortgage REIT pays a high dividend, but there's a lot more to the story.


[Updated: Jun 01, 2021 ] Jun 01, 2021 by Matt Frankel, CFP
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Time Period ARR Total Return S&P 500 Total Return Difference
1 Year 67.9% 44.5% 23.4%
3 Years (27.7%) 63.0% (90.7%)
5 Years 5.5% 123.0% (117.5%)
10 Years (23.6%) 291.6% (315.2%)

Data source: YCharts. All total returns are through 5/25/21. Parenthesis indicate that ARMOUR underperformed the S&P 500.

Months ARR Monthly Dividend
Jan 2014 through Dec 2014 $0.40
Jan 2015 through July 2015 $0.32
August 2015 through March 2016 $0.33
April 2016 $0.27
May 2016 through Dec 2016 $0.22
Jan 2017 through June 2019 $0.19
July 2019 through March 2020 $0.17
April 2020 and May 2020 No dividend
June 2020 $0.09
July 2020 through June 2021 $0.10

Data source: ARMOUR Residential REIT.