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Posts Tagged ‘Federal National Mortgage Association Fannie Mae (FNMA)’

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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)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Bank of America Corp (BAC) Flunks Another Test

As Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) struggles to recover from the financial crisis, CEO Brian Moynihan has made it clear that the big bank plans to <......(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)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): Banks May Suffer, but Rising Mortgage Rates Won’t Shake Housing

When megabanks JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) reported second-quarter earnings late last week, the effect of......(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)
Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)

Timeline of Bank of America Corp (BAC) and Its Epic Deterioration

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC)‘s stock doubled in value in 2012, but investors who purchased shares of the financial behemoth 10 years ago have......(read more)
Banco Bradesco

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)
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY)

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY), American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC): Should Investors Fear This Financial Reform?

The FHFA is the Conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — two entities with an uncertain future 2013 has been a great year for most stocks. Only......(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)

Bank of America Corp (BAC): Some Silver Lining?

The StressTest column appears every Thursday on Check back weekly, and follow @TMFStressTest on Twitter. Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) has......(read more)