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10-Q
AGNC INVESTMENT CORP. filed this Form 10-Q on 08/05/2016
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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
Our primary sources of funds are borrowings under master repurchase agreements, asset sales, receipts of monthly principal and interest payments on our investment portfolio and equity offerings. Because the level of our borrowings can be adjusted on a daily basis, the level of cash and cash equivalents carried on our balance sheet is significantly less important than the potential liquidity available under our borrowing arrangements. Our leverage may vary periodically depending on market conditions and our assessment of risks and returns. We generally would expect our leverage to be within six to eleven times the amount of our stockholders' equity. However, under certain market conditions, we may operate at leverage levels outside of this range for extended periods of time.
We currently believe that we have sufficient liquidity and capital resources available for the acquisition of additional investments, repayments on borrowings, maintenance of any margin requirements and the payment of cash dividends as required for our continued qualification as a REIT. To qualify as a REIT, we must distribute annually at least 90% of our taxable income. As long as we qualify as a REIT, we will generally not be subject to U.S. federal or state corporate taxes on our taxable net income to the extent that we distribute our annual taxable net income to our stockholders in a timely manner. We currently expect to distribute 100% of our taxable income so that we are not subject to federal and state income taxes. This distribution requirement limits our ability to retain earnings and thereby replenish or increase capital from operations.
Debt Capital
Repurchase Agreements
As part of our investment strategy, we borrow against our investment portfolio pursuant to master repurchase agreements. We expect that the majority of our borrowings under such master repurchase agreements will have maturities ranging up to one year, but we may have longer-term borrowings ranging up to five years or longer. Borrowings under our master repurchase agreements with maturities greater than 90 days will typically have floating rates of interest based on LIBOR plus or minus a fixed spread.
As of June 30, 2016, we had $41.9 billion of repurchase agreements outstanding used to fund acquisitions of agency securities. Our "at risk" leverage ratio was 7.2x as of June 30, 2016, compared to 6.8x as of December 31, 2015, measured as the sum of our mortgage borrowings (primarily consisting of our agency repurchase agreements), our net TBA position (at cost) and our net receivable / payable for unsettled mortgage securities divided by the sum of our total stockholders' equity less the fair value of our investment in REIT equity securities as of period end. Excluding our net TBA position, our leverage ratio was 6.3x our stockholders' equity as of June 30, 2016, compared to 5.8x as of December 31, 2015.
As of June 30, 2016, our agency repurchase agreements had a weighted average cost of funds of 0.78% and a weighted average remaining days-to-maturity of 202 days, compared 0.61% and 173 days, respectively, as of December 31, 2015.
To limit our exposure to counterparty credit risk, we diversify our funding across multiple counterparties and by counterparty region. As of June 30, 2016, we had master repurchase agreements with 37 financial institutions located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As of June 30, 2016, less than 4% of our stockholders' equity was at risk with any one repo counterparty, with the top five repo counterparties representing less than 13% of our stockholders' equity. The table below includes a summary of our repurchase agreement funding by number of repo counterparties and counterparty region as of June 30, 2016. For further details regarding our borrowings under repurchase agreements and concentration of credit risk as of June 30, 2016, please refer to Notes 5 and 7 to our Consolidated Financial Statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
 
 
June 30, 2016
Counter-Party Region
 
Number of Counter-Parties
 
Percent of Repurchase Agreement Funding
North America
 
19
 
64%
Europe
 
13
 
24%
Asia
 
5
 
12%
 
 
37
 
100%

Amounts available to be borrowed under our repurchase agreements are dependent upon lender collateral requirements and the lender's determination of the fair value of the securities pledged as collateral, which fluctuates with changes in interest rates, credit quality and liquidity conditions within the investment banking, mortgage finance and real estate industries. In addition, our

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