Strong Insider Buying Reported in REM Holdings

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (REM) shows an impressive 40.1% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc ( HASI), which makes up 0.35% of the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF ( REM), has seen 3 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $4,048,072 worth of HASI, making it the #33 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at HASI:

HASI — last trade: $14.32 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
09/13/2013 Jeffrey Eckel Chairman, Dir, President & CEO 4,300 $11.72 $50,410.19
11/12/2013 Jeffrey Eckel Chairman, Dir, President & CEO 4,160 $11.96 $49,756.93
11/12/2013 Richard J. Osborne Director 2,500 $11.94 $29,850.00
11/15/2013 M. Rhem Wooten Executive Vice President 12,500 $11.99 $149,907.50

And Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp ( JMI), the #34 largest holding among components of the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF ( REM), shows 2 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $3,912,395 worth of JMI, which represents approximately 0.34% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at JMI is detailed in the table below:

JMI — last trade: $14.44 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/26/2013 Jeffrey J. Zimmer see Remarks 5,000 $11.91 $59,559.50
11/26/2013 Scott Ulm See Remarks 5,000 $11.92 $59,581.50

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