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"Ultimately, Truth Prevails"
|Tuesday March 31st 2015|
|Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac MSR Portfolio with $10 Billion in UPB Up for Sale - DS News|
|Access denied: Reporters say federal officials, data increasingly off limits - Washington Post|
|Mel Watt, stuck in the middle with Fannie & Freddie - timhoward717 via American Banker|
|To Protect Taxpayers, Congress Must Bring
Fannie & Freddie’s Story to a Close - Financial Services
"We believe protecting American consumers means winding down Fannie and Freddie, and moving our country to a new housing finance system..."
|Insiders' Game - How Markets are Manipulated
Selected writings by David Fiderer
|Insiders' Game - Fannie Mae &
All about the GSEs.
|Former FDIC Chairman William Isaac to Present New Paper on Investors Unite Teleconference on Wednesday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. EST - Investors Unite Blog|
|Former FDIC chair unleashes sharp critique
of Fannie, Freddie treatment - Housing Wire
Trey Garrison on top of all things GSE.
|Tell Your Representatives to Support HR 1673 - Voter Voice|
|Fannie and Freddie May Need More Bailouts - timhoward717 via WSJ|
|NealSNewmans gives an accout of today in
court - timhoward717
Great stuff there. Thanks Neal!
|FHFA's Watt Charts Tricky Middle Path Through Housing Market in Limbo - Google Groups via American Banker|
|Ex-Fannie Mae CEO testifies in $1 billion mortgage trial of Nomura, RBS - Reuters|
|Barney Frank drops a bombshell: How a shocking anecdote explains the financial crisis - Salon|
|Court filing added in the Fairholme case. See 'Court Filing' section.|
|02/21/2001 - The Use and Abuse of Executive Orders and Other Presidential Directives - Heritage.org|
|Monday March 30th 2015|
|GSE Updates and "Go for it, Judge Sweeney" - Bill Maloni Blog|
|GSE reform could happen sooner than expected - MPG Mag|
|Mario Ugoletti: Do Not Leave the Country and Seek Personal Legal Counsel ASAP/ Perjury charges? - timhoward717.com|
|Newer GSE Loans Account for Biggest Share of Unresolved Buyback Claims - iHub via Inside Mortgage Finance|
|FHFA Likely To Leave G-Fees Unchanged. As for LLPAs? - iHub via Inside Mortgage Finance|
|Say what you want about @CGasparino, but he asked for twitter input on his next GSE segment. It looks like he booked or is trying to book @MarkCalabria in this tweet.|
|Ben Bernanke has a new blog. Hopefully he writes about GSE issues.|
|Blogatative Easing: Ben Bernanke, Brookings
blogger - Housing Wire
Trey Garrison weighs in on Ben Bernanke's blog.
|Sunday March 29th 2015|
|Collapse of housing, banking markets set for reprise? - WND.com|
|05/14/2014 - Congress Is Stealing Fannie and Freddie - Real Clear Markets|
|11/13/2013 - Berkowitz Seeks to Acquire Insurers From Fannie, Freddie - Bloomberg|
|Saturday March 28th 2015|
|Doubling down on Dumb and Dumber policies -
The columnist is not happy about 3% down mortgages.
|H.R. 1673 on PopVox
Posted yesterday - this has been a huge success so far with over 100 people supporting the bill and 0 opposing. Also, if you haven't already, contact your representative in the House and Senate directly to support this bill.
|H.R. 1036 The Lets the GSEs Pay Us Back Act
This is Michael Capuano's Bill. This also has over 100 people supporting it with 0 opposing it. Let's support this as well.
|The Austrian Fannie Mae - Forbes
Not related to the U.S. system, but this is a look into the secondary mortgage market of Austria.
|AIG Case: Order Regarding Closing
Arguments - iHub
Closing arguments to be held on April 22nd. Plus the judge has some questions for each party to address.
|10/15/2014 - Investors hold ‘worthless paper’ after feds seize billions in private dollars - Watchdog.org|
|09/09/2008 - Overseas debt drives bailout of Fannie, Freddie - Washington Times|
|Friday March 27th 2015|
|Cause of Financial Crisis - NY Times|
|The Federal Reserve Has Their Own Motives On Fannie And Freddie - Seeking Alpha|
|Freddie Mac completes largest sale ever of seriously delinquent loans - Housing Wire|
|NAHREP Calls On Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac To Bring Back Affordable Housing Goals - The Street|
|Verified Congressional Twitter Accounts -
Send your representatives a note on twitter. David Sims suggests one here.
|H.R. 1673 on PopVox
Support Rep. Blackburn's Bill to protect taxpayers against loss in the event of a housing downturn.
|Harry Reid endorses Chuck Schumer to succeed
him as Senate Democratic leader - Washington Post
Last year Schumer said Fannie and Freddie have fully repaid the taxpayers.
|Sept 2008: Rep. Capuano asks Dir. Lockhart about shareholders - The Truth about FnF|
|Freddie Mac Executes Largest Ever Sale of Seriously Delinquent Loans From Its Investment Portfolio - CNN Money|
|Thursday March 26th 2015|
|Bruce Berkowitz Blog|
|Why Doesn't US Government Want Fannie, Freddie to Succeed? - Huffington Post|
|Fannie and Freddie’s Missing Testimony - iHub via WSJ|
|Watt Pursues Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Blocked by Senator - Bloomberg|
|Bill Black: The Lessons Richard Bowen’s FCIC
Testimony Should Have Taught the Nation - Naked Capitalism
"Citi’s strategy required it to sell the liar’s loans to another entity, usually Fannie and Freddie"
|Release: Investors Unite Commends Rep. Blackburn for Housing Legislation that Honors Obligations to Investors, Restores Rule of Law - Investors Unite Blog|
|Fannie And Freddie: New Bill Establishes A Secondary Reserve To Protect Capital - Seeking Alpha|
|Enterprise Secondary Reserve Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act of 2015 - Scribd|
|Congresswoman wants to put Fannie, Freddie profits in escrow - Housing Wire|
|Nomura, RBS 'crap' emails come into play in $1 billion mortgage bond trial - The Fiscal Times|
|New York Fed Says Path for GSE Reform ‘Does Not Look Promising’ - DS News|
|GSE reform remains a long shot in 2015 - Scotsman Guide|
|Hensarling on the House Republican Budget -
"...our budget ends Washington’s regime for officially designating certain financial firms as “too big to fail” and envisions the eventual elimination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac" - Jeb Hensarling
|Pleasant surprise may in store in bank
earnings in April - Seeking Alpha
"Trading in Fannie, Freddie, and Ginnie MBS was up 35.3% from a year ago."
|01/19/2015 - Fed Testimony in AIG Bailout Trial: If It Walks Like Perjury and Quacks Like Perjury… - Naked Capitalism|
|Wednesday March 25th 2015|
|Dave Stevens Flip Flops - Investors Unite Blog|
|Senate’s Shelby Signals Fannie-Freddie Fix Unlikely This Year - Bloomberg|
|Senate Banking Committee Chairman Says GSE Reform is Unlikely - DS News|
|Fed Says Fannie and Freddie Have Not Repaid Taxpayers - WSJ|
|David Sims Webcast - Economic Theories are Not Law, Coming Profitability of Impac Mortgage - Youtube|
|Fairholme Lawsuit Conference Set to Begin Next Week - The M Report|
|FRBNY: Fannie and Freddie have not yet repaid bailout - Seeking Alpha|
|Bob Corker Admendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent the sale of Senior Preferred Stock of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by the Secretary of the Treasury without the consent of Congress - Senate.gov (pdf)|
|Corker, Warner Offer Jumpstart GSE Reform Amendment - Chattanoogan|
|NY Fed Calls Lack Of Fannie Mae Reform ‘Colossal Missed Opportunity’ - Valuewalk|
|Fannie Mae to list risk-sharing bonds on Irish Stock Exchange - Housing WireNY Fed Calls Lack Of Fannie Mae Reform ‘Colossal Missed Opportunity’ - Valuewalk|
|June 2012 - Fair-Value Estimates of the Cost
of Federal Credit Programs in 2013 - CBO.gov (pdf)
"this analysis does not include the nearly $1 trillion in mortgage guarantees projected to be provided by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac." Just before the 3rd admendment sweep was put in place, the government knew the GSEs would become profitable.
|06/14/2010 - GSEs: $1 Trillion Dumping Ground for Bad Bank Loans - Ritholz.com|
|Tuesday March 24th 2015|
|Letter sent by Rep. Mike Capuano to members
of Congress seeking support for HR 1036 - timhoward717
A screenshot of the letter is shown in this @timhoward717 tweet.
|Tipping point for Fannie & Freddie - CNBC Video|
|Congress Should Not Treat Financial Companies As Public Utilities - Forbes|
|Nomura Executive’s Danger Batman Warning Emerges in Court - Bloomberg|
|House Bill Would Allow Fannie and Freddie to Pay Back Bailout - NLIHC.org|
|Fannie Mae: Government Trying to Delay Fairholme Deposition of Officials - Valuewalk|
|$FNMA Capuano bill for those who haven’t seen it last month from fanofred - GlenBradford.com|
|Greenberg fires last shots in AIG fight as trial end nears - Automotive News|
|Even Dave Stevens is Talking about Capital! - Investors Unite Blog|
|As Economy Rebounds, Government Still Plays
Role In Mortgage Business - NPR (audio)
JWood402 created a transcript of the show in this Google Groups thread.
|Is Executive Privilege Concealing 3rd Amendment Connection to HAMP? - The Truth About FnF|
|Freddie Finds Buyers for Risk-Sharing Debt as Fannie Seeks More - Bloomberg|
|Pershing Square 2014 Letter To Investors - Valuewalk|
|Monday March 23rd 2015|
|Another Fannie Freddie bailout? No way - CNBC|
|There's Basketball and the GSE Follies - Bill Maloni Blog|
|Fitch: Risks from FHFA Lawsuit Likely Manageable for Nomura - Reuters|
|Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac May Not Be The World-Class Businesses Some People Think - NY Times Dealbreaker|
|NAR Thanks Congressmen for GSE Bill - Realtor.org|
|Obama’s Bizarre Executive Privilege Claim
Over Fannie And Freddie - Daily Caller
FannieGate is specifically mentioned in this article.
|What Do You Get When You Claim Conservatorship But Act Like A Receivership? - Investors Unite Blog|
|The Rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - NewYorkFed.org (pdf)|
|Depositories Hike Mortgage Holdings; More Keeping GSE Eligible Loans - timhoward717 via Inside Mortgage Finance|
|Early Steps Down the Path of GSE Reform - Urban.org (pdf)|
|Infrastructure Bank: Just Another Poor
Political Decision - IBD
The author's views on the GSEs are way off.
|Sunday March 22nd 2015|
|Reform Bill Would Wind Down GSEs, Boost Ginnie Mae Role - Mortgage News Daily|
from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to Carney, Delaney, and
Himes thanking them for reintroducing the Partnership to
Strengthen Homeownership Act - KSE Focus.com (pdf)
Interestingly, this letter came out 2 days before the legislation was introduced via press release, see the press release here. Good discussion on Google Groups regarding this letter here.
|Viewpoint: Many still dream of home
ownership - Pensacola News Journal
The author may have started a Yahoo Message Board thread about the article.
|Read This Before You Buy Fannie Mae - Motley Fool|
|The Ambivalent Relationship of Investors with Fannie Mae (NASDAQOTCBB:FNMA) Stocks? - Wallstreet.org|
|Banks Keep Loans Close to Home - WSJ|
|Treasury Secretary Lew Blows Lid Off Of Governments Defense: Confirms True Reasons For Sweep - timhoward717|
|H.R. 1491 to Reform the Housing Finance
System of the United States, and for Other Purposes. - PopVox
Let's make our voices heard and oppose this Bill. PopVox has an audience in Washington.
|Saturday March 21st 2015|
|02/17/2014 - Did the Fannie and Freddie Bailout Involve Securities Fraud? - National Review|
|11/29/2011 - Paulson put the fix in for financial elites - The American Conservative|
|Friday March 20th 2015|
|Amid Renewed Bailout Fear, Watt Turns Fannie, Freddie Into Welfare Agencies - Investors|
|Investors’ Love/Hate Relationship with Fannie Mae Stock - The Motley Fool|
|Counsel’s Corner: Examining FHFA and Nomura Strategies in MBS Trial - DS News|
|David Sims Webcast - General Introduction to #FannieGate and the Mortgage Wars - Youtube|
|Was There Wrongdoing Done in the Financial
Crisis? - Bloomberg Video
"I spent an entire page of written testimony explaining to the commission the false representations which were given to the purchasers of Mortgage Backed Securities and I was forced to remove that from my testimony."
|Starting to sound very different in 2015: Fannie Mae - Fannie Mae Shareholders Blogspot|
|Freddie Mac Selling $1 Billion of Loans in Largest Deal - Bloomberg|
|2009: Rep. Grayson challenged Director Lockhart re: FNMA Takeover - The Truth About FnF|
|05/06/2006 - Loan Shark - Forbes
An article about John Delaney, author of the newest GSE bill.
|Thursday March 19th 2015|
|David Sims Webcast - Nomura Sold "Crap" Loans to Fannie and Freddie - Youtube|
|An Update on Fairholme’s Positions in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - Yahoo Finance|
|Least Transparent Administration Closes Records on Fannie and Freddie - CEI|
|Delaney, Carney & Himes File Housing Finance Reform Legislation to Protect 30-Year Mortgage & Taxpayers - House.gov|
|Housing Crash Already - Seeking Alpha Instablog|
|FHFA: Development Of Common Securitization Platform Making Progress - Mortgage Orb|
|Let the Sunshine In … No! No! Keep It Out! - Investors Unite Blog|
|Fannie Mae: Let The Sunshine In … No! No! Keep It Out! - Valuewalk|
|Roostify Completes Integration with Fannie Mae DU - Yahoo Finance|
|Fannie And Freddie: Political Winds Shift In Favor Of Retaining Earnings - Seeking Alpha|
|'Middle Ground' Housing Finance Reform Proposal Reintroduced - Mortgage Orb|
|House Democrats kick off housing finance reform debate - The Hill|
|Do we really need laws protecting the 30-year mortgage? - Housing Wire|
|Wednesday March 18th 2015|
|Rep. Capuano grills Treasury Secretary Lew on GSEs: “If one of my constituents were to loan me money and not allow me to pay them back, what would you call that?” - timhoward717|
|Capuano questions Jack Lew - C-Span Video
This is the video of Rep. @MikeCapuano talking with Secretary Lew.
|The Continued Profitability of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Is Not Assured - FHFA OIG (pdf)|
|Fannie, Freddie could need another bailout as risks rise: watchdog - Yahoo|
|Are Fannie-Freddie Headed Towards Another Bailout? - Analyst Blog - Yahoo Finance|
|Fannie, Freddie could need another bailout as risks rise: Watchdog - CNBC|
|Fannie, Freddie could need another bailout - Seeking Alpha|
|Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Bailout Risk Rising - ABCNews Video|
|FHFA watchdog: Another Freddie, Fannie bailout could happen - Housing Wire|
|Fannie, Freddie profits ‘far from assured,’
inspector warns - MarketWatch
The links above are all basically the same. I include them for the comments.
|Andrew Tomlinson discuss a phone call with a
Congressional staffer - Google Groups
Go to Andrew's comment at 12:02 am (March 18). It starts " I had a 45 minute conversation with Senator Stabenow's office..."
I am always curious as to what is going on behind the scenes, and Andrew gives us an idea of what the lawmakers and their staff are thinking.
|Video from yesterday's Forum on Critical Thinking, Innovation and Leadership at Ferrum College|
|More Confirmation That Treasury Loves the GSE’s Money if not the GSEs Themselves - Investors Unite Blog|
|More Confirmation That Treasury Loves Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac’s Money If Not The GSEs Themselves - Valuewalk|
|Joshua Rosner - The Future of the U.S. Housing Finance System: Bringing the U.S. Residential Mortgage Finance System into the 21st Century - timhoward717.com (pdf)|
|Warner, Corker, Colleagues Urge FHFA Director Mel Watt to Move Beyond Duopolistic Tendencies of the Past - Real Estate Rama|
|Corker, Colleagues Urge FHFA Director Mel Watt to Move Beyond Duopolistic Tendencies of the Past - Political News|
|@JoshRosner tweets about GSE mission creep
The three links above show the real fight for control of the secondary housing mortgage market. Corker and Warner (and others) are demanding that Director Watt give equal access of the market to the big banks through the CSP.
From Josh Rosner's tweet. "They also asked the agency for a plan on how to transition the system away from Fannie and Freddie ownership 'into one with an open achitecture and more flexibility to accomodate multiple future states of housing finanace.'"
Wow - they want to hijack the CSP away from the GSEs and give it to anyone willing to enter the market aka the big banks. What happened to Fannie and Freddie own the CSP? I hope Director Watt shoots that one down.
|GSE Market Share Hits Post-Conservatorship Low in 4Q - iHub via Inside Mortgage Finance|
|One Bank Is Finally on Trial for the Financial Crisis - New Republic|
|Now, Everybody is Talking About Capital - Investors Unite Blog|
|Tuesday March 17th 2015|
|David Sims and others Live Blog the Forum on
Critical Thinking, Innovation and Leadership at Ferrum College -
Great info in there. Thanks David.
|Let The GSEs Pay Us Back Act Of 2015 - Seeking Alpha|
|FHFA Releases Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Progress Report - The M Report|
|FHFA Squares Off With Firms at Trial - iHub via WSJ|
|Fannie Mae slaps Nomura on first day of subprime trial - NY Post|
|Bill Ackman to speak at the 2015 Sohn Investment Conference on May 4th - SohnConference.org|
|GSE Litigation Update - Valueplays|
|Significant Lawsuits Concerning Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Net Worth Sweep - Valueplays (pdf)|
|House Republicans take aim at Dodd-Frank in budget plan - CNBC|
|House Republicans try to rally caucus to pass fiscal outline - Washington Post|
|simple reasons @carney and @RCwhalen are ethically bankrupt $FNMA - glenbradford.com|
|@JonAPrior tweet - "Senate Banking members aim to block Congress from hiking Fannie, Freddie fees to offset spending in budget talks"|
|@JonAPrior tweet - "Group of Senators ask Fannie, Freddie overseer Watt to make more room for private banks on new mortgage bond platform"|
|Fannie, Freddie to Alter Some Loan Modifications - WSJ|
|Senators fight back against using Fannie, Freddie fees to cover federal spending - Housing Wire|
|Senators Rally Against Using Fannie, Freddie to Offset Federal Spending - The M Report|
|Senators push back against using guarantee fees to offset spending - The Hill|
|Finally, A Bank Stands Up To Obama's Shakedown - Investors.com|
|The Fannie and Freddie Profits: Pendulum or Pit? - WSJ|
|Urban Institute: Are the GSEs still profitable? - Housing Wire|
|Monday March 16th 2015|
|The Ides of March: Not Dead, Stronger Than Ever - timhoward717|
|Nomura Set to Square Off Against FHFA in Crisis-Era Securities Case - WSJ|
|Japanese bank seeks justice in subprime mortgage trial - NY Post|
|Lawsuit: White House Accused Of Hiding
Politically Embarrassing Information - Daily Caller
It's not just the GSEs. The White House tries to hide everything.
|What to Make of the Dramatic Fall in GSE
Profits - Urban.org (pdf)
As @JimMillstein tweets "Oh no! Profits at the GSEs were only $22 billion in 2014. But still no capital protecting against future draws."
|Will Freddie Mac Require Another Draw from Treasury? - DS News|
|David Sims Webcast - Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Levittown and the American Dream - Youtube|
Housing Finance Reform: Can we manage and control tax payer risk while
assuring continued innovation in the market? - Ferrum.edu
The forum occurs on Tuesday, March 17th, 9 am - 12 pm EST. Bill Maloni reports that Dr. Stegman has withdrawn.
|Capitol Hill in no Hurry to End F&F - Bill Maloni Blog|
|Former FHFA Chief DeMarco Criticizes Obama's Housing Moves - timhoward717.com via American Banker|
|After the Deal: Fannie, Freddie and the Financial Crisis Aftermath - BU.edu (pdf)|
Progress Report on the Implementation of FHFA's Strategic Plan for the
Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac- FHFA.gov (pdf)
Yet no discussion of how the GSEs exit conservatorship.
|FNMA leads all "banks" on Revenue / Number of Employees - Capital Market Labs|
|Administration Doubles Down On Conservatorships - Capital Alpha (pdf)|
|Former FHFA Head DeMarco Wants to Shift Blame for Problems He Helped Create - Investors Unite Blog|
|Nomura, RBS Blame Housing Crash for Fall of Mortgage Bonds - Bloomberg|
|Urban Institute: Freddie Mac won't need another bailout - Housing Wire|
|Urban Institute: 3 big impacts of mortgage repurchase clarifications - Housing Wire|
|The Unhappy Return of GSE Buybacks: A 31 Percent Increase - iHub via IMF|
|03/06/2015 - Letter from LCLAA to Dr.
Michael Stegman - LCLAA.org (pdf)
"We believe that recapitalization of the GSEs and ending the conservatorship of Fannie and Freddie is a critical first step toward preserving affordable housing for Latino families."
|Sunday March 15th 2015|
|Homeownership: Promote equal access, affordability - Missoulian|
|06/16/2014 - What Is the Federal Government Hiding About Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? - Real Clear Markets|
|Saturday March 14th 2015|
|The Government Takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Upending Capital Markets with Lax Business and Constitutional Standards by Richard A. Epstein - NYU.edu (pdf)|
|US regulator puts two banks on trial - Irish Examiner|
|Bruce Berkowitz’s Bogus Bombast - David Stockman's Contra Corner|
|FHFA’s Actions Increase Emphasis on Removing GSEs’ Non-Performing Loans - DS News|
|05/30/2014 - Did Treasury plan to shortchange Fannie, Freddie investors? - Housing Wire|
|Friday March 13th 2015|
|Painful Mortgage Memories Ebb, But Reform Obstacles Persist - American Banker|
|Nomura, RBS face U.S. mortgage trial; $1 billion damages at stake - Reuters|
|Nomura First to Fight U.S. Toxic Debt Claims at Trial - Bloomberg|
|Herbalife's 'intentional' deception: Bill
Ackman - CNBC Video
Not GSE related.
|Fannie Mae makes big deposit in Reston, inks full-building lease near planned Silver Line station - Biz Journals|
|Petrobras Stock Remains an Investor Favorite
Despite All the Risks - The Street
Some GSE talk in there.
|KC building leader works in DC to save 30-year mortgages - Biz Journals|
|@TreyGarrisonHW likes yesterday's article from The Hill - Twitter|
|MEDIA ADVISORY: Committee Schedule for the
Week of March 16 - US Gov Financial Services
Let's see if the GSEs come up next week.
|02/27/2014 - Were Fannie, Freddie Negotiations Done in Good Faith? - The Street|
|10/22/2010 - Bill Maloni on GSE Reform - Youtube|
|Thursday March 12th 2015|
|Government’s sweep of Fannie and Freddie profits puts taxpayers at risk - The Hill|
|What you should know about shadow banking - Yahoo Video|
|A Crusader Against the Common View of the Financial Crisis - NY Times|
|Wednesday March 11th 2015|
|Fannie Mae putting taxpayers back at risk with careless behavior, probe warns - Washington Times|
|Freddie Mac to Seek Punitive Damages in Deloitte Lawsuit, Report Says - DS News|
|FHFA defense in court from HERA against Fannie Mae shareholders - Fannie Mae Shareholder Blogspot|
|03/31/2014 - Chris Whalen Goes Off the Deep End, Issues Error-Filled Screed in Defense of Mortgage Servicers - Naked Capitalism|
|09/11/2008 - Foreign Bondholders – and not the U.S. Mortgage Market – Drove the Fannie/Freddie Bailout - Money Morning|
|Tuesday March 10th 2015|
|This could shock US housing market: Bove - Originator Times|
|Preserving Access and Affordability in Housing Finance: Questions and Answers on the Role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - Civil Rights Docs (pdf)|
|GSE Fee Reduction Warranted Now - PR Log|
|Joe Light is sick of #FannieGate - Twitter
Good conversation between Joe and others also
|05/17/2014 - The plot to use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to steal billions from the taxpayer - Vox|
|04/27/2014 - Stealing Fannie and Freddie - SSRN|
|02/19/2014 - People Really Didn't Like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - Bloomberg|
|12/11/2013 - Why, Exactly, Do The GSEs Need Reforming? - National Mortgage News|
|2012 - Confidential Discovery: A Pocket Guide on Protective Orders - FJC (pdf)|
|10/11/2008 - Fannie, Freddie to Buy $40 Billion a Month of Troubled Assets - Bloomberg|
|Monday March 9th 2015|
|White House Swings and Misses, Again - Bill Maloni Blog|
|Dr. of Delusion Mike Stegman Meet #FannieGate - timhoward717|
|In the comments section to TH717's newest post. See the comment by hll7575. A letter was received by Rep. Gerald Connolly of VA. He puts forth a positive statement for shareholders. “I share their concerns and would like to see Fannie and Freddie healthy and returned to shareholders.”|
|#Fanniegate: Will Private Capital Dry Up In The Absence of GSE reform? - Collingwood LLC|
|Why Does Sen. Isakson Want to Add $5 Trillion to the National Debt? - Investors Unite Blog|
|GSE reform starts #Fanniegate war - MPAMag|
|Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: ‘Rehab
recovery’ an opportunity for MBS investors - Housing Wire
'The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement says it believes that recapitalization of the GSEs and ending the conservatorship of Fannie and Freddie is a critical first step toward preserving affordable housing for Latino families.'
|Freddie Mac Update February 2015 -
See page 10 (table and graph) for the amount of private capital in the system today. Hint: It's not much.
|01/28/2015 - Rep. Mulvaney Questions FHFA Director Mel Watt - Youtube|
|01/30/2015 - Fannie Mae: Perspectives on HERA Shareholders Can Take to the Bank – Or at Least Should - Valuewalk|
|Sunday March 8th 2015|
|The Implications Of The AIG Trial For Fannie Mae Shareholders - Seeking Alpha|
|Fannie Mae: Stegman Redefines Conservatorship - Valuewalk|
|The Bank That Won’t Buckle - iHub via WSJ|
|Saturday March 7th 2015|
|Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The Hedge Funds Weigh In - Motley Fool|
- A Strategic Plan for Enterprise Conservatorships: The Next Chapter in
a Story that Needs an Ending - Enterprise Community (pdf)
This file gives good insight into what the FHFA is planning on doing with the GSEs
|Don’t Let Fannie and Freddie Go: Treasury Official - CFO|
|Which Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Investment
Is Better -- Common Shares or Preferred? - Motley Fool
The author owns both Common and Preferred
- CRS Report for Congress - Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Financial
Problems: Frequently Asked Questions - FPC.State.Gov (pdf)
"In the short run, the price of the GSEs’ common stock has declined, but if the GSEs recover, stockholders be better off compared to their situation at the time that conservatorship was undertaken."
FPC.State.gov is the Foreign Press Center portion of the US State Department.
|Friday March 6th 2015|
|Taxpayers Are Still on the Hook for Fannie and Freddie - Redin Blog|
|Should You Invest With Bill Ackman? - Motley Fool|
|Investors Unite Members Meet Mel Watt at Newark HARP Event - Investors Unite Blog|
|Fannie Mae: Investors Unite Members Meet Mel
Watt At Newark HARP Event - Valuewalk
Same article at Valuewalk
|Stegman Redefines Conservatorship - Valueplays|
|@JonAPrior tweets about plans from Rep. Garrett|
|@JacobGaffneys tweet about a possible
meeting with IU and MBA
Jacob Gaffney is the executive editor of Housing Wire
|#Fanniegate goes viral on Twitter - Housing Wire|
|11/05/2011 - What caused the financial crisis? The Big Lie goes viral - Washington Post|
|Thursday March 5th 2015|
|Housing’s critical problems are “intrinsic to the GSE charters” - Housing Wire|
|U.S. Treasury says speed up reduction of Fannie, Freddie assets - CNBC|
|UPDATE 2-U.S. officials push to speed up sale of Fannie, Freddie assets - CNBC|
|Full Statement by Dr. Stegman at GS Housing Finance Conference - The Truth About FnF|
|Official Stegman Statement from Treasury.gov|
|2015 Scorecard for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Common Securitization Solutions - FHFA.gov (pdf)|
|Fact Checking Michael Stegman - Investors Unite Blog|
|U.S. Housing Financing Reform Forum -
DeMarco and Stegman? A real treat
|Prepared Remarks of Melvin L. Watt Director FHFA at the Goldman Sachs Housing Finance Conference - FHFA.gov|
|Treasury Official Says Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Won’t Build Up Capital - Valuewalk|
|Administration rejects GSE recapitalization ideas - Seeking Alpha|
|Fannie And Freddie: Deficit Reduction Tool Or Mortgage Market Future? - Seeking Alpha|
|David Sims Webcast - Excessive Leverage in Financial System Puts Economy at Risk #FannieGate - Youtube|
|Fannie, Freddie Recapitalization Rejected - iHub via WSJ|
|Fannie and Freddie Hopes Hit the Buffers - WSJ|
|Fannie-Freddie Profit Sweep Defended by Key Treasury Adviser - Bloomberg|
|Rep. Capuano Discusses the Need To End GSE Conservatorship and the Bulk Sale of FHA Properties - Fannie Mae Shareholders Blogspot|
|Wednesday March 4th 2015|
|H.R.1036 - Let the GSEs Pay Us Back Act of 2015 - Congress.gov|
|H.R. 1036 THE LET THE GSES PAY US BACK ACT -
Don't forget to vote for Rep Capuano's bill on PopVox
|I Trumped the Law, and the Law Won! - The Truth About FnF|
|David Sims Webcast - Fannie Mae or #FannieGate ? Several Different #GSEreform Options - Youtube|
|link to investor article- detail pasted in
reply post - Google Groups
Absurd_Trader offers some potential insight on what is going on behind the scenes.
|Interesting Twitter Posts on FannieGate - Investors Unite Discussion|
|Government-Sponsored Enterprises -
"They (the GSEs) are not included in the Federal Budget because they are private companies."
|Paulson on Fannie, Freddie - NBC News Video
I recently linked this video from Fan O Fred's blog, but it's worth a 2nd look. Hank Paulson talks about putting the GSEs in conservatorship, and admits it's not about the GSEs.
5m 16s "We're explaining to them how important this is, that this goes beyond their individual situations. This is about our capital markets, this is about our economy - clearly the right thing to do."
|Tuesday March 3rd 2015|
|Judge Sweeney Confirms Our Government is : “Making It Up As They Go Along.” Government Attorney Acknowledges “Russian Process” underway - timhoward717.com|
|Fannie Mae: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declined in January, Lowest since September 2008 - Red Lion Trader|
|Two must-see videos on government takeover of Fan and Fred - The Truth About FnF|
|Ocwen to sell servicing rights on $45 billion of Fannie Mae loans - Reuters|
|Here are the details of Freddie’s massive delinquent loan sale - Housing Wire|
|Fannie and Freddie Will Finance a New Source for Affordable Housing Funds - Daily Signal|
|Congressman Capuano’s E-UPDATE - The Truth About FnF|
|Federal National Mortgage AssctnFnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) Making Moves - Micro Cap Daily|
|2015 Message on Housing Finance Reform -
" Affordable housing lending did not get the GSEs into trouble."
|Bridgewater launches new hedge fund unit; Freddie Mac, Deutsche Bank quietly hiring - efinancialcareers|
|Will eliminating Fannie, Freddie drop U.S. home values? - Fox Business Video|
|Monday March 2nd 2015|
|@CGasparino tweets he will discuss GSE issues with Dick Bove on Tuesday - Twitter|
|Fannie, Freddie Overseer Sets Rules for Sales of Delinquent Debt - Bloomberg|
|David Sims Webcast - #ICBAlive15 Conference, Illegal Conservatorship of @FannieMae & @FreddieMac - Youtube|
|Mike, Mike, he's our man, if he can't do it......... - Bill Maloni Blog|
|Collingwood Group Mortgage Outlook Report: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Overhaul Needed, But Won't Happen Now - Yahoo|
|American Refinancing Boom Seen Fizzling, Bonds Show: Mortgages - Bloomberg|
|Why Shareholders Still Won’t Get Any Fannie - Jewish Business News|
|09/18/2014 - Call to end Treasury secrecy on
Fannie and Freddie gets louder - Housing Wire
Interesting comment section
|09/09/2008 - Henry Paulson’s Itchy Trigger
Finger - NY Times
"Mr. Paulson’s decision seems to have been a philosophical one, rather than one forced by imminent crisis"
|Treasury Official Says Administration is ‘Ready, Willing, and Able’ to Talk Housing Finance Reform - DS News|
|Sunday March 1st 2015|
|06/07/2011 - Fanniegate: Gamechanger For The
GOP? - The American Interest
Mention of Fanniegate from 2011
|09/09/2008 - Fannie-Gate...Where's The
Investigation Free Republic
The earliest mention of Fanniegate that I've found
|Jim Cramer in a GSE conversation with @FFoscoJr - StockTwits|
|2-1-15 FSC Majority | Sunday Video Message:
Rep. Garrett Discusses Sustainable Housing Finance - Youtube
Rep. Scott Garrett makes a bunch of false claims regarding the GSEs