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Posts Tagged ‘Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (FMCC)’

Bill Ackman Reveals New Activist Stakes in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Bill Ackman‘s hedge fund Pershing Square, in a new filing with the SEC, disclosed a new stake in Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCBB:FNMA......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA): Feds Blink on New MBS Risk Retention Rules

Federal regulators recently proposed new risk retention rules for mortgage-backed securities. The rules appear to be a major concession to the real estate......(read more)
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA): Surprise! You Probably Own Some of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)’s Bonds

Bond investors who use ETFs for their fixed-income investing have largely focused on just one thing lately: the losses they’ve suffered as rising......(read more)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): It’s Harder to Get a Mortgage, but That’s a Good Thing

Source: 401(K) 2012. Qualifying for a mortgage may soon become harder than it has ever been before. After eight full months of debate, it appears that......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), BofI Holding, Inc. (BOFI): Banks Turn Wary of Congress-Controlled Mortgage Backers

Source: 401(K) 2012. A long-standing love affair between Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCBB:FNMA), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTCBB......(read more)
FAIRHOLME (FAIRX) Bruce Berkowitz

American International Group Inc (AIG), Bank of America Corp (BAC): Five Key Investing Quotes From Bruce Berkowtiz

After just a few short months, megamoney manager Bruce Berkowitz is back in the news following the re-opening of his Fairholme Fund to new investors.......(read more)
FAIRHOLME (FAIRX) Bruce Berkowitz

Bank of America Corp (BAC), American International Group Inc (AIG): What Fairholme Fund’s Reopening Means for These Stocks

As fund closures go, Fairholme Fund’s was relatively short. After closing its doors to new investors at the beginning of March, Fairholme officially......(read more)
Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCBB:FNMA)

Powerball Investing: Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (FMCC)

Admit it: You’ve dreamed of winning the lottery at some point in your life. Everyone knows, or at least everyone should know, that the statistical......(read more)
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI), Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Cummins Inc. (CMI): The Forgotten $150 Billion Banking Bailout

On this day in economic and business history… The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s had many causes, and like most financial meltdowns, it also......(read more)
American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC)

American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC), Two Harbors Investment Corp (TWO) – Freddie Mac to MBS Buyers: We’re Done Shouldering All the Risk

In July, Freddie Mac closed a $400 million mortgage-backed bond offering of a new product called Structured Agency Credit Risk. This new product is part......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Bank of America Corp (BAC): New Homeowner Bailouts Again Send the Wrong Message

Millions of Americans lost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars of net worth during the housing bust, as the value of their homes plunged. Yet......(read more)
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Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), FREDDIE MAC PFD Z (FMCKJ): 6% Mortgage Rates Could Come Sooner Than You Think

Homeowners have enjoyed rock-bottom mortgage rates for years now. But with the recent spike up in bond yields, mortgage rates have followed suit, climbing......(read more)
Fannie and Freddie Third Point

Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (FMCC): Don’t Touch Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Department of Commerce released its final figure for first-quarter GDP growth this morning, revising it downward from 2.4% to 1.8%. In a Reuters poll......(read more)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) & Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA): The 2 Most Popular Stocks Last Week

According to Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Finance, the following two stocks received the most quote page views last week. The first one won’t surprise......(read more)
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Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), U.S. Bancorp (USB): Will Easier Mortgages for Retirees Backfire?

Millions of Americans in or approaching retirement face a scary financial picture, having little in retirement savings and some still facing sizable mortgages......(read more)

US Bancorp (USB), General Electric Company (GE): The Six Most Generous States in America

Tragedy has always inspired Americans to give their support to those in need. The devastating tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore earlier......(read more)