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The Market For Mortgage-Backed Securities

I don’t know who would want to buy mortgage-backed securities when the Obama administration is bent on changing the rules of the lending game and doing so by executive fiat. The Obama administration is also bent on extorting $20 billion … Continue reading

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How The Bond Market Is Dealing With Risk

Report: NEW YORK — Debt issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank system is getting squeezed out by the new competition. Call it the law of unintended consequences, but the U.S. rescue package, which now … Continue reading

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Stocks Fall On Mortgage Worries

NEW YORK, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Debt issued by U.S. home funding agencies including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sharply lagged the Treasury market rally on Thursday on concerns that Fannie’s second-quarter results on Friday will stoke housing and mortgage … Continue reading

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Fed Chief Predicts Economic Turnaround In Late 2008

At the international Monetary Conference, Barcelona, Spain, the chairman, US Federal Reserve, Ben S. Bernanke, made the following remarks on economic outlook, on Jun. 3, 2007. Highlighting, the plight of financial markets in the United States and in a number … Continue reading

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