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Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. (NYSE:WMC) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. (NYSE:WMC) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of September 13 and a Sell Date of December 11 has resulted in a geometric average return of 4.1% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 8 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 6 of those periods. This is a good rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 8 years by an average of 23.79% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Financial sector, which runs from November 22 to April 13. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Financial Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 8 years of data is available for shares of WMC, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp is a specialty financial REIT company managing diversified mortgage-market investment portfolio. The corporation is externally managed by Western Asset Management Company and emphasizes on undervalued assets. It focuses on investing in, financing and managing primarily residential mortgage-backed securities, while its core strategy is on Agency RMBS. The company aims to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors over the long-term across market conditions and economic cycles.

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