GSE Links
Your Starting Point for GSE News, Resources, and Information
"Ultimately, Truth Prevails"


Message Boards
Google Groups
Google Groups #2
iHub - FNMA
iHub - FMCC
Yahoo Message Board
Corner of Berkshire & Fairfax Message Board
Investors Hangout - FNMA
Investors Hangout - FMCC

Blogs
Howard on Mortgage Finance
Fiderer on GSEs
Bill Maloni
The Truth about Fannie and Freddie
REFinBlog
Fannie Mae Shareholders - Blogspot
FHFA Insights

Other
Fannie & Freddie Secrets
Stocktwits - FNMA
Stocktwits - FMCC
Seeking Alpha - FNMA
Seeking Alpha - FMCC
GlenBradford.com
Investors Unite
Insiders' Game - Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac
GSE Opinions
Free Fannie Mae Facebook Page

Twitter
Info and News Media Twitter Handles
@timpagliara @mcelarier
@ckc12_rb @JoeSquawk (CNBC)
@dbracing01 @BeckyQuick (CNBC)
@NY1David - David Fiderer @JimCramer (CNBC)
@ethan2369 @HobbsieNY (CNBC)
@DoNotLose @RickSantelli (CNBC)
@30yrdream @DavidFaber (CNBC)
@JoshRosner @CarlQuintanilla (CNBC)
@fanofred_ @AndrewRSorkin (CNBC)
@led253 @GMorgenson (NY Times)
@hill_matt @CleaBenson (Politico)
@SleipnirPerkins @NickTimiraos (WSJ)
@_InvestorsUnite @CGasparino (Fox Business)
@RichardAEpstein @JonAPrior (Politico)
@pgray41 @theTreyGarrison
@FreeFannie @JoeLight (Bloomberg)
@nsintichakis @MarkCalabria (Cato Institute)
@D2_Duncan @levinsonc (Reuters)
@QTRResearch @jerome_corsi (Infowars)
@FannieGate101 Government
@mrfidlsticks @POTUS
@PTashner @realDonaldTrump
@LetgoofmyFannie @SenShelby
@BuchmanCraig @MaxineWaters
@denverprinter @MikeCapuano
@WildTwins1 @RepHensarling
@cevoltz @FSCDems
@TrainReckt @FinancialCmte
@jeremycain_usc @SenBobCorker
@aspit @kenblackwell
@Patswil @stevenmnuchin1
@SoCal4Lif
@FHFA
@FannieMae
@FreddieMac
$FNMA, $FMCC
#FannieGate


Reference
FNMA FMCC
Short Sales:  OTCMarkets.com   OTCShortReport.com Short Sales:  OTCMarkets.com   OTCShortReport.com
FNMA Real Time Level 2 Quotes FMCC Real Time Level 2 Quotes
Fannie Mae Price on German Market Freddie Mac Price on German Market

06/2017 - Blueprint for Restoring Safety and Soundness to the GSEs - Scribd
RNC Resolution on Protecting Taxpayers by Restoring Safety and Soundness to Government-Sponsored Enterprises – gop.com
Pro Publica Bailout List
12/05/2016 - The $187 Billion Fannie-Freddie Bailout Is a Big Half-Lie - Fiderer on GSEs
09/10/2015 - Forensic accounting in #FannieGate gets audited - HousingWire
02/15/2015 - After the Housing Crisis, a Cash Flood and Silence - NY Times
11/29/2011 - How Paulson Gave Hedge Funds Advance Word of Fannie Rescue - Bloomberg
07/08/2008 - Fannie, Freddie Adequately Capitalized: Lockhart - CNBC

Reference (pdf)
04/2015 - How the Fannie and Freddie Conservatorship Has Undermined the Resolution Process
03/18/2015 - Joshua Rosner - The Future of the U.S. Housing Finance System: Bringing the U.S. Residential Mortgage Finance System into the 21st Century - Scribd
02/09/2015 - The Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Actions Violate HERA and Established Insolvency Principles - Michael Krimminger and Mark Calabria
01/11/2015 - Treasury, The Conservatorships and Mortgage Reform - Tim Howard
05/05/2014 - It's Time to Get Off Our Fannie - Pershing Square Presentation at the Ira Sohn Conference
04/13/2011 - Wall Street & the Financial Crisis-Anatomy of a Financial Collapse
09/17/2008 - The Counterfeiting of Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Amended and Restated SPSPA - FHFA.gov
Questions and Answers on Conservatorship - Treasury.gov

Video
05/03/2016 - Executive Privilege- Secrets of Fannie & Freddie - Youtube
02/16/2016 - Liberty’s Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion of the State
02/21/2016 - Making a Bagholder - Episode 1
Reps Capuano, Duffy Interrogate Treasury Sec Jacob Lew
Rep. Mulvaney Questions FHFA Director Mel Watt
Rep Mulvaney Interrogation of Treasury Secretary Jacob (Jack) Lew
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Given Clean Bill of Health - Warren Buffett
Poliquin Questions Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt
Royce Elicits Lew Support for GSE Reform Building Blocks, 6/17/2015
Rep. Hill questions Federal Housing Finance Agency Director at Financial Services Committee Hearing
Senator Warren Asks FHFA Director Mel Watt About Principal Reduction
FHFA's Role: Manage Fannie and Freddie Under Current Statutory Mandates
The Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
01/27/2015 - Mel Watt Speaking to the House Financial Services Comittee
2010 - Inside Job (Full Movie)
2008 - Larry Summers describes "stealth" program to feed banks $180 billion through GSEs

Court Filings
See the Court Filings Archive page for a longer list of the court filings.
GSE Litigation Summary - Bankrupt.com

Fairholme v. U.S.
02/21/2018 - Order
02/21/2018 - Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Enlargement of Time to File Amended Complaint
02/16/2018 – Letter to the Court
02/16/2018 - Plaintiffs’ Response to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss the Amended Complaints
02/01/2018 - Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Damages
07/09/2013 - Fairholme's Complaint

Perry v. Mnuchin
01/30/2018 - Reply Brief for Petitioners
12/11/2017 - Letter to the Court
07/17/2017 - Order

Cacciapalle v. U.S.
02/21/2018 - Order
02/21/2018 - Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Enlargement of Time to File Amended Complaint
01/30/2018 - Reply Brief for Petitioners
01/17/2018 - Brief for the Federal Respondents in Opposition
06/13/2013 - Class Action Complaint

Saxton v. FHFA (Iowa)
12/07/2017 - Letter to the Court
12/01/2017 - Letter to the Court
05/28/2015 - Plaintiffs’ Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Damages

Washington Federal v. U.S.
02/21/2018 - Order
02/21/2018 - Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Enlargement of Time to File Amended Complaint
03/22/2017 - Notice of Appearance of Additional Attorney for Plaintiffs
03/11/2016 - Joint Status Report
02/26/2016 - Judge Sweeney Order
06/10/2013 - Washington Federal Original Complaint

Rafter v. U.S.
02/21/2018 - Order
02/21/2018 - Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Enlargement of Time to File Second Amended Complaint
02/09/2017 - Order
09/02/2015 - Amended Verified Complaint
09/01/2015 - Defendant’s Response to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint

Arrowood v. U.S.
02/21/2018 - Order
02/21/2018 - Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Enlargement of Time to File Amended Complaint
02/01/2018 - First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Damages
11/09/2017 - Stipulation
09/18/2013 - Arrowood Indemnity Initial Complaint

Jacobs and Hindes v. FHFA (Delaware)
01/18/2018 - Briefing and Scheduling Order
01/05/2018 - Concise Summary of the Case
11/27/2017 - Memorandum Opinion
08/17/2015 - Class Action and Derivative Complaint

Piszel v. U.S.
08/22/2017 - Reply Brief of Petitioner
08/11/2017 - Brief for the United States in Opposition
06/12/2015 - Memorandum Opinion and Order 

Robinson v. FHFA (Kentucky)
02/05/2018 - Application to the Hon. Elena Kagan for an Extension of Time Within Which to File a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari...
11/22/2017 - Opinion
10/06/2017 - Letter to the Court
10/23/2015 - Plaintiff’s Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Roberts v. FHFA (Illinois)
12/07/2017 - Letter to the Court
11/27/2017 - Letter to the Court
02/10/2016 - Plaintiffs’ Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Reid v. U.S.
02/21/2018 - Order
02/21/2018 - Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Enlargement of Time to File First Amended Consolidated Derivative Complaint
02/09/2017 - Order
02/25/2016 - Joint Motion for Enlargement of Time to Respond to Complaint and Adoption of Briefing Schedule
02/26/2014 - Verified Shareholder Derivative Complaint

Fisher v. U.S.
02/21/2018 - Order
02/21/2018 - Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Enlargement of Time to File Second Amended Consolidated Derivative Complaint
03/09/2016 - Joint Status Report
02/26/2016 - Judge Sweeney Order
08/26/2013 - Verified Shareholder Derivative Complaint

Edwards v. Deloitte
10/25/2017 - Clerk's Entry of Dismissal
10/23/2017 - Plaintiffs-Appellants’ Unopposed Motion to Dismiss Appeal With Prejudice
03/01/2016 - Initial Complaint

Edwards v. PricewaterhouseCoopers
11/01/2016 - Court Hearing Transcript
10/31/2016 - Final Order of Dismissal and Order Denying All Pending Motions as Moot
03/09/2016 - Initial Complaint

Pagliara v. Fannie Mae
05/31/2017 - Opinion
03/14/2016 - Verified Complaint

Pagliara v. Freddie Mac
01/30/2017 - Rule 42(b) Mandate
01/30/2017 - Order
01/30/2017 - Appellees’ Response to Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42(b)
03/14/2016 - Complaint for Inspection of Corporate Records

Collins v. FHFA
02/06/2018 - Letter to the Court
02/06/2018 - Letter to the Court
10/20/2016 - Plaintiffs’ Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Rop v. FHFA
02/15/2018 - Plaintiffs’ Response to FHFA’s Notice of Supplemental Authority Concerning PHH v. CFPB
02/15/2018 - Plaintiffs’ Response to Treasury’s Notice of Supplemental Authority Concerning California State Teachers’ Retirement System v. Alvarez
06/01/2017 - Plaintiffs’ Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Bhatti v. FHFA
01/31/2018 - Notice of Supplemental Authority
01/22/2018 - Order
08/04/2017 - Plaintiffs’ First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Cause of Action Institute v. DOJ
07/18/2017 - Complaint

Voacolo v. Fannie Mae (New Jersey)
02/08/2018 - Summons in a Civil Case
01/02/2018 - Consent Order
08/02/2017 - Verified Class Action Complaint

Archives
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015

In the News
Thursday February 22nd 2018
New filings in the Fisher case.
13-608-0034
13-608-0035
Peter Chapman writes, "The Fisher Plaintiffs sought and obtained a two-week extension of the deadline to file their amended complaint and for the government to file its motion to dismiss."
New filings in the Reid case.
14-152-0020
14-152-0021
Peter Chapman writes, "The Reid Plaintiffs sought and obtained a two-week extension of the deadline to file their amended complaint and for the government to file its motion to dismiss."
New filing in the Washington Federal case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Sweeney's order granting the two-week extension is (linked above)."
New filing in the Fairholme case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Sweeney's order granting the two-week extension is (linked above)."
New filing in the Cacciapalle case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Sweeney's order granting the two-week extension is (linked above)."
New filing in the Rafter case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Sweeney's order granting the two-week extension is (linked above)."
New filing in the Arrowood case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Sweeney's order granting the two-week extension is (linked above)."
New filing in the Sammons case (W.D. of Texas), click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Solicitor General filed its brief yesterday urging the High Court to decline Mr. Sammon's invitation to explore the validity of the Tucker Act, the United States' sovereign immunity, the Constitution's Just Compensation Clause, or any other topic he raises in his petition for review."
Santelli Exchange: Former Treasury counsel on a ‘rogue Treasury... - CNBC Video
Treasury Doubling Down on Financial Crisis Mistakes? - The MReport
America’s taxpayers shoulder too much housing risk - The Economist
Making Sure the Senate’s Access and Affordability Proposal Works - Urban Institute
FHFA Establishes ‘Minimum’ Return on Equity Goals for Fannie and Freddie, Sparking New Speculation - Inside Mortgage Finance
PIMCO Points to the Benefits of Having the GSEs in Conservatorship - Inside Mortgage Finance
GSE and Housing Finance Reform Outlook via @DoNotLose - Twitter

Wednesday February 21st 2018
New filing in the Washington Federal case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Washington Federal has asked Judge Sweeney to extend the deadline for it to file an amended complaint by two weeks to Mar. 8, and that the government's deadline to file a renewed motion to dismiss be extended to June 29."
New filing in the Fairholme case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "To keep the briefing schedule in all of the cases pending before Judge Sweeney, Fairholme is asking her to extend the deadline for it to file an amended complaint by two weeks to Mar. 8, and that the government's deadline to file a renewed motion to dismiss be extended to June 29."
New filing in the Rafter case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Rafter Plaintiffs want a two-week extension too."
New filing in the Arrowood case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Arrowood also wants a two-week extension."
New filing in the Cacciapalle case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Cacciapalle Plaintiffs want a two-week extension as well."
Fannie and Freddie aren’t broken, so stop tinkering, Pimco tells Congress - MarketWatch
Short Takes: IU Chief Pagliara Weighs in on Supreme Court Decision / Bill Ackman is Now Underwater on his GSE Bets... - Inside Mortgage Finance
Fannie falls further from its ’10 Percent Moment’ - rstreet.org
Your IPO Can't Fail If It's Not an IPO - Bloomberg
Scroll down to 'Fannie and Freddie'

Tuesday February 20th 2018
Certiorari denied for the GSE court cases - supremecourt.gov
Supreme Court Rejects Hedge Funds on Fannie, Freddie Suits - bloomberg.com
U.S. top court rejects investor appeals over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac - Reuters
Supreme Court won't hear Fannie-Freddie shareholder case - MarketWatch
Hedge funds find no help from Supreme Court on Frannie suits - Seeking Alpha
Statement by Investors Unite Executive Director Tim Pagliara on U.S. Supreme Court’s Declining to Take up Shareholder Suits Stemming from Net Worth Sweep - Investors Unite
Tim Howard comments on the Supreme Court decision - Howard on Mortgage Finance
Fannie and Freddie Died But Were Reborn, Profitably: QuickTake - The Washington Post
Community bankers say Fannie and Freddie need stronger capital buffers - financialregnews.com
The Mel Watt Factor Looms Large as GSE Reform Sags - Inside Mortgage Finance
HFSC Chairman Hensarling Demands Explanation from Watt on Housing Trust Fund Payments - Inside Mortgage Finance
GSEs' loan counts fall in 2017 - Scotsman Guide
GSE Reform Impact on Communities - DS News
Lenders advocate ‘guarantor-based’ GSE reform - doddfrankupdate.com
Subscription required for access.
The Future of Fannie and Freddie - American Affairs Journal

Monday February 19th 2018
Plaintiffs Say Letter Agreement Ensures Shareholders Get Nothing - Seeking Alpha by Glen Bradford
Private Efforts For Affordable Mortgage Lending Before Fannie And Freddie - Talk Markets
Housing Trust Fund, Capital Magnet Fund Continue to See Increased Contributions from the GSEs - novoco.com
Exploring the Impact of Proposed Housing Finance Reform - The MReport
Orders of the Court - Term Year 2017 - supremecourt.gov
Supreme Court orders are posted here.

Saturday February 17th 2018
New filing in the Fairholme case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Fairholme and Arrowood delivered their response to FHFA, Fannie and Freddie's motion to dismiss (Doc. 66 filed on Jan. 10, 2018, in Case No. 13-mc-01288) to Judge Lamberth yesterday evening. Fairholme and Arrowood tell Judge Lamberth that while FHFA argues shareholders' contract claims aren't ripe, they are because the D.C. Circuit said they are in the Perry decision. Further, while HERA and the PSPAs presumably could have eliminated public shareholders' interests in the GSEs, Congress and the PSPAs didn't do that. As a result, shareholders are entitled to damages and restitution."
New filing in the Fairholme case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Counsel to the Rafter Plaintiffs sent Judge Sweeney a letter yesterday disclosing an inadvertent breach of the Protective Order entered in Fairholme v. U.S. Apparently, one sentence from one still-sealed document FHFA produced was included in a draft of the Rafter Plaintiffs' amended complaint to be filed later this month, and that draft containing that secret sentence found its way to David Klafter at Pershing Square. Pershing Square has done everything it knows to do to contain the leak."
New filing in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement Class Action Litigations case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, 'The Class Plaintiffs delivered their response to FHFA's motion to dismiss to Judge Lamberth yesterday evening. "Some might think that private shareholders had no right to receive anything even before the Third Amendment was agreed to on August 17, 2012 -- or that they did not 'deserve' to receive anything given that they were owners in distressed entities that Treasury 'bailed out' through its funding commitments," the Class Plaintiffs tell Judge Lamberth, "[b]ut that is neither legally correct nor fair." The Class Plaintiffs urge Judge Lamberth "to recognize the basic fairness underlying Plaintiffs' claims not because the law is against us, but because the law is overwhelmingly with us. The only thing that could be against us is an instinct to favor the Government based on the perception that it stepped into the breach during a crisis. But even if that perception were fully accurate, it is not the whole story, and it cannot justify what happened in August 2012."'
JACK GUTTENTAG: Finding a credible solution to political gridlock over Fannie and Freddie - heraldtribune.com

Friday February 16th 2018
New filings in the Rop case.
17-cv-00497-0041
17-cv-00497-0042
17-cv-00497-0043
Peter Chapman writes, "Treasury shared a copy of the Delaware Supreme Court's recent decision in California v. Alvarez earlier this month to Judge Maloney. Yesterday, the Rop Plaintiffs responded to FHFA and Treasury's submissions of the California and PHH decisions. The Rop Plaintiffs tell Judge Maloney that its claims can't be derivative if HERA's succession provision is valid, and he should follow Judges Henderson and Kavanaugh's dissenting opinions saying CFPB (like FHFA) is unconstitutionally structured."
Don’t reinvent the wheel on housing finance: Restore Fannie and Freddie - American Banker
What We’re Hearing: Death, Taxes and the GSEs / Sweet Tax Cows / Not a Peep Out of Pershing Square and Fairholme / The Wrath of Jeb... - Inside Mortgage Finance
Hensarling Demands Watt Explain GSE Payments  - house.gov
Link to Letter
Jeb Hensarling challenges Fannie, Freddie regulator for allowing affordable housing payouts after bailout - Washington Examiner
Hensarling blames Watt for GSEs needing Treasury money, demands answers - HousingWire
Fannie and Freddie Seek Cash Infusions, Elevating Reform Agenda and Its Affordable Housing Hang-Up - Forbes
Treasury’s Take on Housing Finance Reform - refinblog.com
Access To Safe, Decent And Affordable Housing Threatened - eurweb.com
Freddie Mac Announces First NPL Sale of 2018 - marketwired.com

Thursday February 15th 2018
Freddie Mac 2017 Full Year Financial Results and 2017 Fourth Quarter Financial Results - freddiemac.com
Freddie Mac Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results - marketwired.com
Freddie Mac reports $3.3 billion loss in Q4 - HousingWire
Freddie Mac joins Fannie Mae in needing federal funds because of accounting losses - Washington Examiner
Freddie Mac Reports $3.3B Q4 Loss - National Mortgage Professional
Freddie, Like Fannie, Sees 4Q Results Get Smacked Around Because of Tax Changes, Will Need a $312 Million Check from Treasury - Inside Mortgage Finance
Fannie/Freddie Need Your Money Again, But Not Like They Used To - Mortgage News Daily
Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Q4 Earnings Recap - benzinga.com
Fannie, Freddie rear ugly heads from 10-year limbo - breakingviews.com
Fannie and Freddie Seek Cash Infusions, Elevating Reform Agenda and Its Affordable Housing Hang-Up - Forbes
Hill Responds to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Bailout Request - house.gov
Entirely Preventable GSE Bailout Not Prevented - Seeking Alpha by Glen Bradford
GSE reform isn't dead, but it isn't going anywhere either - American Banker
Civil rights advocates oppose returning secondary mortgage market to Wall Street - The St. Louis American
Another Plea From Fannie Mae - The Wall Street Journal
Subscription required for access.
At $600K a Year, Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos is Underpaid. GSE Worries About CEO ‘Succession’ Planning - Inside Mortgage Finance
Fannie Mae's (FNMA) CEO Tim Mayopoulos on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha
Short Takes: Is Mel Watt Dropping Hints? / A Utility Model for Fannie and Freddie?... - Inside Mortgage Finance

Wednesday February 14th 2018
Fannie Mae Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2017 Results - fanniemae.com
Fannie Mae Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Financial Results - prnewswire.com
Happy Valentine’s Day Taxpayers! Instead of Chocolate, Here’s a Bill for $3.7 Billion. - Investors Unite
Fannie Needs First U.S. Aid Since 2012 After Tax-Cut Loss - Bloomberg
Fannie Mae needs $3.7 billion from the Treasury thanks to tax cuts - Washington Examiner
Fannie needs first bailout funds since 2012 after tax-cut loss - American Banker
Fannie Mae needs billions from Treasury for the first time since 2012. What happened? - HousingWire
Fannie Mae to turn to taxpayers after $6.5 billion loss - MarketWatch
New GOP Tax Law Blows a Hole in Fannie Mae’s 4Q17 Results, FHFA Expected to Ask Treasury for $3.7B in Cash to Eliminate the ‘Net Worth’ Deficit - Inside Mortgage Finance
"Hidden in Fannie 4Q: new ROE standards that turn GSEs into utilities" via @KarenPetrou - Twitter
Subscription required to read the article in the tweet.
Tim Howard comments on @KarenPetrou's tweet - Howard on Mortgage Finance
Sanders lauds continuation of affordable housing funding - vermontbiz.com
Fannie Mae CEO: We will return to profit in 2018 - HousingWire
ICBA Statement on Fannie Mae Quarterly Loss - icba.org
Hensarling Criticizes Fannie Mae Bailout Request  - house.gov
Jeb Hensarling rips Fannie Mae's request for a $3.7 billion 'bailout' - Washington Examiner
Fannie's $3.7B drawdown not as bad as it looks, CEO says - National Mortgage News
Is VIX Manipulated or Hedged? - Bloomberg
Why The U.S. Government Should Guarantee Your Mortgages - Seeking Alpha
127 Mortgage Banking Executives Sign ‘Open Letter’ to Congress on GSE Reform - Inside Mortgage Finance
An Open Letter to Congress on GSE Reform - mba.org
Obamacare & GSEs- Key Players Trading Hats - Scribd
Not sure on the date of this one.

Tuesday February 13th 2018
Sen. Cory Gardner questions Mick Mulvaney on the GSEs via @ethan2369 - Twitter
President’s FY 2019 Budget Proposal (Video) - senate.gov
GSEs come up at 01:12:15. This is the full video from the link above.
Washington is budgeting a $5.1 billion taxpayer bailout for Fannie and Freddie - MarketWatch
Subs: Interesting Treasury Budget Item for GSE’s - Valueplays
Short Takes: The Trump Budget and the GSEs (Not So Good) / No More GSE Money for Affordable Housing / Treasury Wants to ‘Right Size’ Federal Housing Programs... - Inside Mortgage Finance
Busted Preferred Showdown: PG&E Vs. Fannie/Freddy - Seeking Alpha
The Fed as a Piggy Bank?  Of Course! - rstreet.org
The article contains a brief GSE mention.
Fannie Mae hopes to shed more than $1 billion of delinquent loans - The Real Deal

Monday February 12th 2018
Treasury Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022 - treasury.gov
GSEs are discussed on pages 16 and 17.
The Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 - whitehouse.gov
Information on the GSEs on page 932.
Tim Howard comments on the White House budget - Howard on Mortgage Finance
Trump budget proposes to reduce deficit by raising g-fees - HousingWire
"Budget appears to include an extra $25.7 billion over 10 years from increasing guarantee fees charged by the GSEs..." via @joelight - Twitter
Fannie and Freddie Mortgages Face Higher Fees Under Trump Budget - Bloomberg
U.S. Housing Finance Reform: Why Fix What Isn’t Broken? - pimco.com
Could Mel Watt Save the Day? - Bill Maloni's GSE Blog
Housing Advocates Worried about Sen. Corker’s GSE Reform Draft - Inside Mortgage Finance
Trump Budget: DTA Hits Mean Treasury Draws for Fannie and Freddie. White House Wants to Cut Contributions to the Housing Trust Fund - Inside Mortgage Finance
Freddie Mac Announces Release Date for Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Financial Results - marketwired.com
"Freddie Mac announced today that it plans to report its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 financial results before the U.S. financial markets open on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018."

Saturday February 10th 2018
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Stock Top Stocks to Buy 2018 - Youtube
The video references this National Review article from 05/04/2016.

Friday February 9th 2018
New notation in the Robinson case (U.S. Supreme Court).
Peter Chapman writes, "The Clerk made a notation on the court docket this week indicating that Justice Kagan granted Ms. Robinson's request."
Corker-Warner Bill Would Perpetuate Fannie and Freddie’s Limbo - Morning Consult
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Have a New ‘Duty’ to Serve Rural America – Daily Yonder
FHFA OIG Takes Issue with Regulator’s Handling of Potential Conflicts Involving Fannie Mae Executives - Inside Mortgage Finance
Conference on the Taxpayer Protection Housing Finance Plan - aei.org
Occurs Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Fannie and Freddie May Be Totally Revamped in the Blink of an Eye - National Mortgage Professional

Thursday February 8th 2018
New filing in the Voacolo case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Mr. Voacolo's lawyers mailed a copy of their client's complaint to the U.S. Attorney in Newark, N.J., today, and a copy of the court filing memorializing that event is (linked above)."
What An Overhaul Of Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Would Mean For Commercial Real Estate - Forbes

Wednesday February 7th 2018
New filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Collins Plaintiffs responded yesterday to Treasury's letter directing the Fifth Circuit's attention to the Delaware Supreme Court's decision in California v. Alvarez. The Collins Plaintiffs tell the Fifth Circuit that their claims have to be direct rather than derivative -- especially if HERA says shareholders can't stand in the GSEs' shoes, as FHFA and Treasury repeatedly argue."
Karen Petrou on How to Love a Mortgage Monopoly - fedfin.com
Fannie Mae Announces Scheduled Release of Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Financial Results - prnewswire.com
"Fannie Mae today announced plans to report its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 financial results on Wednesday morning, February 14, 2018, before the opening of U.S. financial markets."
How FHFA could reform housing finance if Congress doesn't - American Banker
Subscription required for access.
Crisis looms in secondary mortgage market that could have harsh consequences for Cleveland home-buyers: Michael Pires (Opinion) - cleveland.com
Short Takes: The FHFA Version of Mick Mulvaney / Political Appointees at the FHFA? / Waiting on Hensarling’s GSE Draft... - Inside Mortgage Finance

Tuesday February 6th 2018
New filing in the Arrowood case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Arrowood's first amended complaint was filed on Feb. 1 and docketed this morning."
New filings in the Collins case.
17-20364-00514334193
17-20364-00514337464
Peter Chapman writes, "FHFA provided the Fifth Circuit with a copy of the D.C. Circuit's decision in PHH v. CFBP late last week and the Collins Plaintiffs filed a response today. FHFA tells the appellate court that the PHH decision closely tracks the ruling from district court now under review. The Collins Plaintiffs urge the Fifth Circuit panel to carefully review and follow Judge Henderson and Kavanaugh's dissenting opinions in PHH because any government agency with no accountability to the President, Congress or the Courts can't be the right result."
New filing in the Robinson case (U.S. Supreme Court), click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Ms. Robinson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to extend her time to file a petition seeking review of the Sixth Circuit's decision to Mar. 22, 2018."
Chairman Hensarling’s False Choice on Affordable Housing and GSE Reform - Investors Unite
Statement of Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee - treasury.gov
Steven Mnuchin Mostly Meh on Market Drop - rollcall.com
Financial Stability Oversight (Full Video) - c-span.org
Chairman Hensarling and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discuss the next FHFA Director - c-span.org
Regulators will float proposal before revamping SIFI process: Mnuchin - American Banker
Tim Howard comments on Rep. Hensarling's new GSE strategy - Howard on Mortgage Finance
FHFA Finalizes 2018-2020 Housing Goals For Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - fhfa.gov
Short Takes: ...Fretting Over Fannie-Freddie Common / The GSE Message from Jeb and Steve... - Inside Mortgage Finance
Chairman of House Financial Services Subcommittee Pondering GSE Reform - Inside Mortgage Finance
Tim Howard comments on David Stevens' latest blog post - Howard on Mortgage Finance
Las Vegas in need of housing, finance reform - Las Vegas Sun

Monday February 5th 2018
New filing in the Fairholme case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "Fairholme filed a copy of its amended complaint this afternoon."
New filing in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement Class Action Litigations, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Class Plaintiffs filed their second amended complaint this afternoon."
Waiting for Mr. Corker - Howard on Mortgage Finance
Fannie Mae (FNMA) & Freddie Mac (FMCC) – Where Did The Money Go? - ValueWalk
Freddie, Fannie, Finis? - fxstreet.com
Short Takes: Ginnie is Good, but is it That Good? / Brunts Bolts Freddie for USB... - Inside Mortgage Finance
Open Mind on GSE Reform - davidhstevensblog.wordpress.com
GSE reform bill could be Congress' last chance - Scotsman Guide
The New Fannie and Freddie on the Way - The National Real Estate Post
Fairholme Funds (Bruce Berkowitz) 2017 Annual Report And Portfolio Manager's Letter - Seeking Alpha

Sunday February 4th 2018
The man had a VISION worth considering... - Bill Maloni's GSE Blog

Friday February 2nd 2018
Civil rights, affordable housing groups bash bipartisan Fannie, Freddie reform bill - Washington Examiner
Clock running out to get housing finance reform moving - American Banker
Subscription required for access.
What We’re Hearing: ...Investors Unite Weighs in on the Corker Bill (Not Happy) / Mnuchin’s GSE Plan - Inside Mortgage Finance
GSE Credit-Risk Transfers Slowed Significantly in 4Q17 - Inside Mortgage Finance
NAR Wants FHFA to Reduce G-Fees, LLPAs - Inside Mortgage Finance
“Thus far, this legislative proposal was developed with little to no input from civil rights groups and affordable housing advocates..." via @RobTVDC - Twitter

Thursday February 1st 2018
New filings in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement Class Action Litigations.
13-mc-01288-0068
13-mc-01288-0069
13-mc-01288-0070
Peter Chapman writes, "Judge Lamberth entered orders this morning approving the parties' plan to wrap up briefing on the amended complaints by Mar. 16."
New filing in the Collins case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "The Department of Justice provided the Fifth Circuit with a copy of a decision from the Delaware Supreme Court last week saying that issue preclusion bars shareholders pursuing derivative claims from relitigating issues that were decided against other shareholders in an earlier derivative suit. The decision, the government says, provides further support to Treasury's argument that issue preclusion bars the Collins Plaintiffs from relitigating issues that were decided against GSE shareholders by Judge Lamberth and upheld by D.C. Circuit."
New filing in the Bhatti case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "FHFA delivered a copy of yesterday's 6-3 decision from the D.C. Circuit in PHH v. CFPB finding no constitutional defect in the way Congress structured that bureau."
New filing in the Rop case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, "FHFA delivered a copy of yesterday's decision in PHH v. CFPB Judge Maloney today."
Can Bob Corker Pass Housing Reform? - Seeking Alpha by Glen Bradford
Corker-Warner Bill Again Negates Shareholder Rights - Investors Unite
Fairholme 2017 Annual Report - fairholmefundsinc.com
Berkowitz: On Fannie Mae “I expect further gains from any Trump Administration-led initiative” - ValueWalk
Trump White House Working on a ‘Short List’ to Replace FHFA Director Mel Watt? - Inside Mortgage Finance
Housing Finance Reform Waits for the Democrats to Show Up. (Don’t Hold Your Breath) - Inside Mortgage Finance
The Fairholme case before the U.S. Supreme Court has been Distributed for Conference of 2/16/2018 - supremecourt.gov
Why Fannie May and Freddie Mac Should be Subject to FOIA, and How it Could Happen - San Diego Free Press
The Epic Story of Fannie and Freddie: Is There an End in Sight? - richardmbowen.com
FHFA’s 2018 Goals: Liquidity, Stability, Access in Housing Finance - The MReport
GSE bill would expand competition and Ginnie Mae - Scotsman Guide
Rethinking the Mortgage Industry: Is There a Better Way to Subsidize? - upenn.edu
Secy Mnuchin: Congress Should Tackle Fannie, Freddie Or Treasury Will - oann.com





submit a link - whiteghost@mail.com
@whiteghost43