ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc was incorporated in 2008. The Company invests in residential mortgage backed securities issued or guaranteed by a U.S. GSE. It also may invest in other securities backed by residential mortgages for which the payment of principal and interest is not guaranteed by a GSE or government agency. While it remains committed to investing in agency securities for so long as an adequate supply and pricing exists, we have the flexibility to invest in Non-Agency Securities and respond to changes in GSE policy as needed. The Company's securities portfolio consists of agency securities backed by fixed rate home loans. From time to time, a portion of its assets may be invested in agency securities backed by hybrid adjustable rate and adjustable rate home loans as well as unsecured notes and bonds issued by GSEs, U.S. Treasuries and money market instruments, subject to certain income tests we must satisfy for our qualification as a REIT. The Company competes with mortgage REITs, mortgage finance and specialty finance companies, savings and loan associations, banks, mortgage bankers, insurance companies, mutual funds, institutional investors, investment banking firms, other lenders, governmental bodies and other entities.
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