Tag Archives for: Freddie Mac

Why The U.S. Treasury Really Took Over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

money and investingRodney Johnson:  The year 2008 was full of nasty surprises. One of the biggest was the government takeover of twin mortgage giants Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA, or Fannie Mae) and Federal Housing Lending Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC, or Freddie Mac).
ETF BASIC NEWS July 29, 2015 3:49pm

Fannie & Freddie Likely Need “Additional Treasury Investment” After Derivatives Losses [Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me]

government america Mac Slavo: There is trouble again for federal mortgage backers and bailout queens Fannie Mae (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTCBB:FMCC), whose failures helped to trigger the housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 economic crisis.
ETF BASIC NEWS March 19, 2015 11:53am

Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac’s (FMCC) New Plan [Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp]

investIn an attempt to encourage more lending as well as expedite the housing market recovery, Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCBB:FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (OTCBB:FMCC) have revised
ETF BASIC NEWS November 22, 2014 12:21pm

The Demise Of Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC)? [Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp]

wall-street-etfIf the next Congress wants to accomplish something, it might take up the matter of Fannie Mae (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTCBB:FMCC), the federal housing agencies that effectively went bankrupt in 2008 and were rescued through a $187 billion taxpayer bailout.
ETF BASIC NEWS November 3, 2014 1:42pm

Mortgage Credit Is Still Too Tight [Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp]

housing-etpMore proof that low mortgage rates are not the key to home ownership: Rates dropped to their lowest level in nearly 18 months last week, causing an 11.6 percent rise in applications, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday.
NYSE:IYR October 27, 2014 12:18pm

Regulators Easing Lending Rules [Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp]

residential real estateRegulators are loosening some lending rules, hoping to give a boost to the slow-to-recover housing market. It's a departure from the push after the financial crisis to tighten lending standards.
NYSE:IYR October 24, 2014 12:56pm

Expect Housing Market Weakness Ahead

housing-etp: The housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) is one of the biggest challenges currently faced by the U.S. economy. When it improves, or when we see an increase in activity, then it can be assumed that there will be some economic growth.
NYSE:IYR September 17, 2013 2:31pm

Soaring Mortgage Rates Are Going To Hurt The Real Estate Market

ratesDid you actually think that mortgage rates were going to stay at all-time lows forever?  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was able to grossly distort the market for a while by buying up massive amounts of government bonds
ETF BASIC NEWS June 27, 2013 5:17pm

A Guide To MBS ETF Investing (MBB, MBG, VMBS)

Eric Dutram: Mortgage backed securities have long been feared by investors across the globe. Especially after the U.S subprime crisis back in mid 2007/2008 where these highly complex

NASDAQ:VMBS April 23, 2012 10:53pm

Federal Reserve: Ten Things That Every American Should Know About The Fed (UUP, C, BAC, JPM, GS, MS, WFC)

Michael Snyder: What would happen if the Federal Reserve was shut down permanently? That is a question that CNBC asked recently, but unfortunately most Americans don't really think about the Fed much. Most Americans are content with believing that the Federal Reserve is just another
NYSE:UDN February 9, 2012 2:48pm

Housing Market: Why Things Will Get Much Worse For Real Estate (IYR, SRS, URE, DRV, DRN, XHB, GS)

Andrew Snyder: The nation's housing market is in shambles. But as Washington passes the buck to Wall Street, it's about to get even worse.  After nearly 10 years of government manipulation, the fate of the nation's housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) once again lies in the hands of capitalism. We've gone
NYSE:DRN January 18, 2012 1:03pm

Investors: Why A U.S. Default Will Be A Good Thing (SLV, GLD, TBT, TLT, SPY)

By Martin Hutchinson:  Now that Standard & Poor's has finally slashed its U.S. credit rating, it's more apparent than ever that a U.S. default is imminent.
NYSE:TBT August 11, 2011 12:14pm

Real Estate ETFs: Don’t Expect To See A Housing Market Rebound Anytime Soon (ITB, XHB, IYR, SRS, URE)

David Zeiler:  Dragged down by such anchors as a bulging pipeline of foreclosures and a dearth of buyers, it will be many more months – if not years – before a housing market rebound takes hold.
NYSE:ITB August 3, 2011 12:11pm

Government Debt Default: How To Invest With ETFs On The Countdown To D-Day (GLD, TBT, SH)

Martin D. Weiss:  The United States government is now just eight days from D-Day — the day of debt default. If it actually happens, the ensuing chaos could bring the end of the United States as we know it today.
NYSE:GLD July 25, 2011 1:18pm

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