May 2018

Thursday May 31st 2018
The Government Creates Another Housing Bubble – The Wall Street Journal
Subscription required for access.
Washington Post: Fannie and Freddie will soon offer modern mortgages for the gig economy – HousingWire
Owning a home important in the Valley; that’s why I voted for this act – mercedsunstar.com
“In Congress, I have opposed loan limit reductions which would make it harder for Californians to get mortgages. I supported federal housing finance reform that winds down Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae while maintaining an explicit federal guarantee to create stability in the housing market.” By Jim Costa
Wednesday May 30th 2018
New filing in the Jacobs and Hindes case, click here to view.
The Beat Goes On: GSE Credit Scores Much Higher Than on Ginnie Product – Inside Mortgage Finance
Tuesday May 29th 2018
Putting The Real H In HUD – American Action Forum
Short Takes: All FHFA Wants is Parity… – Inside Mortgage Finance
Fannie, Freddie want to make mortgages easier for gig-economy workers – Miami Herald
U.S. taxpayers need stronger protection from the next housing crash – MarketWatch
Moody’s: Looser GSE mortgage guidelines credit negative for CRT transactions, some prime deals – Business Insider
Rescission Package Threatens Promise of the Capital Magnet Fund – novoco.com
Friday May 25th 2018
The Dodd-Frank vote stands in the way of helping working class and low-income families – The Hill
Jerome Corsi Live Stream – Friday, May 25, 2018 – update current events – Youtube
Jerome Corsi calls for the end of the Net Worth Sweep.
Thursday May 24th 2018
ICBA Statement on Capital Proposal from FHFA Director Mel Watt – icba.org
CDS Creativity Is Everywhere – Bloomberg
Scroll down to ‘Fannie and Freddie.’
Senators Divided on Prospects for Housing-Finance Reform Legislation this Year – Inside Mortgage Finance
U.S. Fed
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April 2018

Monday April 30th 2018
New filings in the Jacobs and Hindes case.
17-3794-0018
17-3794-0019
Peter Chapman writes, “Treasury and FHFA filed their briefs in the Third Circuit last week.”
New filing in the Rafter case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “The Rafter Plaintiffs ask Judge Sweeney to join Fannie Mae as a nominal defendant to their lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims against the government. The Rafter Plaintiffs tell Judge Sweeney that joinder is necessary at this time for the court to properly consider the Rafter Plaintiffs’ derivative shareholder claims. The government has advised the Rafter Plaintiffs it opposes the request, saying it is premature, and Fannie Mae’s indicated it opposes the request.”
Mnuchin on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – Fox Business Video
Treasury unveils ‘fix’ for restoring Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac – Fox Business
Steven Mnuchin: Legislation on Fannie, Freddie won’t happen this year – Washington Examiner
GSE reform unlikely to happen this year: Mnuchin – American Banker
Mnuchin wants GSE reform in 2019. There’s a problem with that – American Banker
Analyst Now Sees Less Than 10% Chance Congress Tackles Fannie, Freddie Reform This Year – benzinga
Fannie Mae Announces Scheduled Release of First Quarter 2018 Financial Results – markets.businessinsider.com
“Fannie Mae today announced plans to report its first quarter 2018 financial results on Thursday morning, May 3, 2018, before the opening of U.S. financial markets.”
Friday April 27th 2018
New Mortgage Bonds May Prove a Double-Edged Sword for Investors – Bloomberg
What We’re Hearing: GSE Reform? How About 2021? / The Return of Ed DeMarco? / No Political ‘Protection’ for Fannie and Freddie… – Inside Mortgage Finance
Thursday April 26th 2018
Redacted Complaint Analysis Reveals Clues About GSE Discovery Material – Seeking Alpha by Glen Bradford
US housing: how
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March 2018

Friday March 30th 2018
Time’s up: GSE reform ain’t happening this year – American Banker
Treasury’s Vampire Strategy Towards Mortgage Giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Draw Lets Treasury Feed Off Of Fannie and Freddie Profits For Years To Come) – confoundedinterest.net
What We’re Hearing: Not Much Time Left for the GSE ‘Gang of Four’ / Don (Heart) Fannie and Freddie… – Inside Mortgage Finance
Fannie Mae Completes First Credit Insurance Risk Transfer Transaction of 2018 on $16.9 Billion of Single-Family Loans – PR Newswire
Table 1: Quarterly Draws on Treasury Commitments to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac per the Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements – fhfa.gov
The draw is documented on page 2.
Thursday March 29th 2018
FHFA Updates Progress on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Credit Risk Transfer Programs – fhfa.gov
FHFA Report Details Progress on the 2017 Scorecard for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – fhfa.gov
FHFA: Here are 10 things the GSEs did to improve access to credit in 2017 – HousingWire
Risks of lax underwriting far outweigh the rewards, MBA chief warns – National Mortgage News
U.S. Fed buys $2.9 bln of mortgage bonds, sells none – kitco.com
A Lost Decade – American Action Forum
Wednesday March 28th 2018
NLIHC Joins Civil Rights and Other Stakeholder Groups on GSE Reform – nlihc.org
Column: End crony housing trust funds – detroitnews.com
New York foreclosure firm accused of cheating Fannie Mae out of millions – HousingWire
FHFA Announces June 2019 Implementation of the New Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security – fhfa.gov
Freddie Mac Statement on the June 2019 Implementation of the New UMBS – marketwired.com
Tuesday March 27th 2018
New filing in the Voacolo case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, ‘FHFA delivered its motion to dismiss to Judge Martinotti (yesterday). FHFA echoes Treasury’s arguments and adds to
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February 2018

Wednesday February 28th 2018
A new lawsuit has been filed. Owl Creek v. U.S., click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “Owl Creek filed a lawsuit against the government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims late last week. Owl Creek is represented by a team of corporate restructuring lawyers led by Bruce Bennett at Jones Day. Owl Creek owned approximately $2 billion of junior preferred stock in the GSEs acquired post-conservatorship and prior to imposition of the Net Worth Sweep. Count III of the complaint, at pp. 43-44, says HERA’s succession clause imposed duties on the government to honor the GSEs’ contracts and look out for non-controlling shareholders’ interests, and the government breached those duties. Count IV of the Complaint, at pp. 44-47, says the government breached its implied-in-fact contract with Owl Creek and other junior preferred shareholders.”
Peter Chapman further writes, “Owl Creeks’ team of lawyers at Jones Day has requested access to non-public discovery materials, and an updated chart showing who has access to those materials is (linked here).”
New note in the Collins case.
Peter Chapman writes, “Chief Judge Stewart and Judges Haynes and Willett are the three-judge panel who will hear argument in the Collins case before the Fifth Circuit one week from today in Fort Worth. See
http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/clerk/calendar/1803/27.cthse.htm
“ICBA’s @HaynieRon on GSE reform: There are modifications and reforms that need to happen…” via @ICBA – Twitter
Get the Housing Industry Out of the U.S. Tax Code – Bloomberg View
The GSEs are not mentioned.
End of Watt’s Term as FHFA Director Seen as Leverage for Republicans in Congress – Inside Mortgage Finance
Freddie Mac Portfolio Up $2.4 Billion – The MReport
Fannie & Freddie Bailout Request Highlights Need for Housing Finance Reform – atr.org
From February 19th.
Tuesday February 27th 2018
New
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January 2018

Wednesday January 31st 2018
Redline Comments On Bob Corker’s GSE Bill Draft 29 – Scribd
By Josh Rosner
Corker’s GSE Bill Raises a Host of Questions. Five or Six MBS Guarantors Need to be Up and Running For it to Work – Inside Mortgage Finance
“Elizabeth Warren throwing some pretty cold water on the draft Corker-Warner housing overhaul…” via @peteschroeder – Twitter
Housing Policy Didn’t Cause the 2007 Crash – The Wall Street Journal
Subscription required for access.
Tim Howard comments on the Corker/Mnuchin meeting – Howard on Mortgage Finance
Tim Howard comments on the Draft of C-W 2.0 – Howard on Mortage Finance
Blog: Treasury’s Mnuchin talks GSE reform – Scotsman Guide
Trump speech bodes ill for banks’ D.C. priorities – American Banker
Mayor, Senator…Now What? – chattanoogapulse.com
Milken Institute White Paper: GSE duopoly must end, enabling new firms to compete with Fannie Mae (or any successors) – ValueWalk
Tuesday January 30th 2018
New filing in the Cacciapalle case (U.S. Supreme Court), click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “The Class Plaintiffs delivered a reply brief to the High Court today reminding the Justices that there is a split of authority among the Circuit Courts of Appeal that requires resolution.”
New filing in the Fairholme case (U.S. Supreme Court), click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “Fairholme delivered a reply brief to the U.S. Supreme Court today urging the Justices to accept its appeal for review and rein in the unlimited power FHFA thinks it has under HERA.”
New filing in the Perry case (U.S. Supreme Court), click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “Perry Capital delivered a reply brief to the High Court today. Perry tells the Justices that review is warranted to halt the “lawless government overreach” exemplified by the Net Worth Sweep and to prevent the
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December 2017

Friday December 29th 2017
Time to reform Fannie and Freddie is now – American Banker
Fannie and Freddie regain capital reserves; withhold billions from Treasury – HousingWire
What We’re Hearing: The Biggest Story of 2018? Fannie and Freddie, Of Course… – Inside Mortgage Finance
MBS Analysis: Looks Like the GSEs are Taking Market Share from FHA – Inside Mortgage Finance
Tax Overhaul Tops Tumultuous Year for Finance, With GSE Reform Possible in 2018 – Morning Consult
Thursday December 28th 2017
Better luck next year… – Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog
FHFA seeks input on GSE credit scoring system – Dodd Frank Update
Subscription required for access.
Fannie and Freddie make more money per employee than almost any other company – HousingWire
Expected on GSE Reform: Reconstituted Versions of Fannie and Freddie but… – Inside Mortgage Finance
Wednesday December 27th 2017
Schroder GAIA Paulson Merger Arbitrage Quarterly Fund Update Third Quarter 2017 – schroders.com
Private Capital, Not Crony Government Housing Trust Funds, Should Finance Housing Markets – The Daily Signal
Credit risk transfer bonds rise to one of best performing debts of 2017 – HousingWire
Investors are betting billions that your neighbor won’t default on his mortgage in 2018 – The Real Deal
Tuesday December 26th 2017
Fannie and Freddie Continue in Limbo while Congress Looks for a Permanent Fix for the Housing Finance Market – cato.org
50 Companies to Watch – Bloomberg
GSEs are number 21.
The Next Big Trade for Bond Investors Is Betting on U.S. Homeowners – Bloomberg
Add civil rights voices to housing policy reforms – The Philadelphia Tribune
10 top mortgage stories of 2017 – National Mortgage News
GSEs are on slide 10.
Federal Housing Finance Agency, Treasury reinstate capital reserves for Fannie, Freddie – Financial Regulation News
Financials, Fannie And Freddie: One Analyst’s Big Ideas For
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November 2017

Thursday November 30th 2017
The Economics of Reform – Howard on Mortgage Finance
ICBA Statement on GSE Profit Sweep Discussions – icba.org
Fannie And Freddie Watch: The Latest News Out Of Washington – benzinga
How Tax Reform Could Accelerate GSE Reform And Not Necessarily In A Good Way – Forbes
Acting Ginnie Mae President Michael Bright Makes His Pitch to Have Ginnie be the Big Kahuna of Government MBS – Inside Mortgage Finance
U.S. Fed buys $3.4 billion of mortgage bonds, sells none – Reuters
Wednesday November 29th 2017
New filing in the Roberts case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “FHFA lawyer Howard Cayne at Arnold & Porter advised the Seventh Circuit about the Sixth Circuit’s decision to reject Ms. Robinson’s challenge of the Net Worth Sweep based on her APA claims and Judge Sleet’s decision to reject Messrs. Jacobs and Hindes’ state law claims to invalidate the Third Amendment.”
New notation in the Bhatti case.
Peter Chapman writes, “The Court Clerk made a notation (Doc. 50) on the docket sheet indicating that Judge Schlitz has rescheduling the hearing on FHFA and Treasury’s motions to dismiss and the Bhatti Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thurs., Dec. 21, 2017, in Minneapolis.”
Fannie-Freddie Watchdog Stokes Quiet Fight With White House – Bloomberg
Fannie and Freddie are fighting with the Trump administration over $7.7B – The Real Deal
Short Takes: Watt and Treasury, is there a Deal? / GSE MBS Investors May Want More Yield… – Inside Mortgage Finance
Fannie Mae Completes Final Credit Insurance Risk Transfer Transaction of 2017 on $16 Billion of Single-Family Loans – fanniemae.com
Fannie Mae transfers $16 billion in credit risk for last transaction of 2017 – HousingWire
Tax reform threatens to drain GSEs’ dwindling capital –
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October 2017

Tuesday October 31st 2017
Freddie Mac Reports Both Net Income and Comprehensive Income of $4.7 Billion for Third Quarter 2017 – freddiemac.com
Another Quarterly Treat for Treasury, Another Trick on Everyone Else – Investors Unite
Freddie Mac set to pass along $4.7B to U.S. after Q3 results – Seeking Alpha
Freddie Mac made billions in 3Q banner earnings, reaches “$1 trillion of mortgages” – HousingWire
Thanks to Legal Settlement, Freddie Mac has Blowout 3Q17: $7.19 Billion Profit (Pre-Tax); Almost $1B in Hurricane-Charges – Inside Mortgage Finance
Short Takes: Keeping an Eye on GSE Hurricane Charges / The Tax Bite / In the End, Treasury Wins No Matter What… – Inside Mortgage Finance
@FreddieMac 10-Q sweep language Q3 (above) v 2Q 2017 via @presvnconsv – Twitter
Freddie Mac’s (FMCC) CEO Don Layton on Q3 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha
Investors Unite Teleconference on Legal Updates – Investors Unite
Occurs Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Treasury Stole Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Stock, 7th Circ. Told – law360.com
Subscription required for full access.
House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling will not run for re-election in 2018 – CNBC
Vocal, powerful critic of Wall Street rules leaving Congress – Reuters
GSEs mull news of Hensarling retirement – Seeking Alpha
Residential Mortgage Finance Symposium – events.sfindustry.org
Occurs Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Monday October 30th 2017
New filing in the Roberts case.
Peter Chapman writes, “An audio recording of the hearing before the Seventh Circuit this morning is now available at http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/sound/external/cc…mp3 at no charge.”
Fannie Mae Announces Scheduled Release of Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results – prnewswire.com
“Fannie Mae today announced plans to report its third quarter 2017 financial results on Thursday morning, November 2, 2017, before the opening of U.S. financial markets.”
NAMB Policy Position
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September 2017

Friday September 29th 2017
New filing in the Jacobs and Hindes case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “Messrs. Jacobs and Hindes don’t see eye-to-eye with FHFA and Treasury. Messrs. Jacobs and Hindes tell Judge Sleet that, to the extent FHFA and Treasury proffer purported facts that aren’t supported by what FHFA and Treasury have said elsewhere, he should disregard those fake facts.”
New filing in the Roberts case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has scheduled up to 40 minutes of oral argument concerning the Roberts Plaintiffs’ appeal starting at 9:30 a.m. on Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, in Chicago.”
Dividends on Enterprise Draws from Treasury – fhfa.gov
Fannie-Freddie Keep Giving Profits to U.S. Amid Talks on Changes – Bloomberg
Karen Petrou on Beware of Behemoths without Buffers – fedfin.com
Letter from Director Watt to Sherrod Brown via @DoNotLose – Twitter
What You Need to Know About Jerome Powell’s Views – Fox Business
H.Con.Res. 71: Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027. – govtrack.us
Not sure when this text was introduced. Perform a word search for ‘fannie’.
GSE Reforms – American Action Forum
Monthly Summary August 2017 – fanniemae.com
Thursday September 28th 2017
Why We Fight On: A Parent’s Lament about the Sweep’s Impact on a Girl’s College Plan – Investors Unite
Second Circuit Affirms Judgment in Fed Suit Over Housing Crisis-Era Securities – New York Law Journal
Nomura, RBS lose bid to overturn $839 million mortgage bond award – Reuters
Fannie Mae Announces Two Credit Insurance Risk Transfer Transactions on $23 Billion of Single-Family Loans – prnewswire.com
Fannie Mae transfers risk on $23 billion in single-family loans – HousingWire
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August 2017

Thursday August 31st 2017
Fannie Mae Monthly Summary July 2017 – fanniemae.com
When the federal government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – The Washington Post
Wednesday August 30th 2017
New filing in the Fairholme case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “Caroline J. Anderson entered her appearance in the District Court on behalf of Treasury in Fairholme v. FHFA this morning.”
2nd filing in the Fairholme case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “Joel McElvain has withdrawn his appearance on behalf of Treasury in this matter.”
New filing in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement Class Action Litigations, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “Caroline Anderson, representing Treasury, entered her appearance in the consolidated class action proceeding this afternoon.”
New filing in the Arrowood case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “Caroline Anderson, representing Treasury, entered her appearance in Arrowood v. Fannie Mae this afternoon.”
2nd filing in the Arrowood case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “Joel McElvain has withdrawn his appearance on behalf of Treasury in this matter.”
New filing in the Perry case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes, “Joel McElvain has withdrawn his appearance on behalf of Treasury in this matter.”
Fannie and Freddie say appraisals are not always necessary – The Washington Post
For Sale: Freddie’s Largest RPLs – DS News
Tuesday August 29th 2017
New filings in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Senior Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement Class Action Litigations
Notice of Appearance
Notice of Appearance
Notice of Appearance
Peter Chapman writes, “Stacey Grigsby, Jonathan Shaw and Alexander Platt at Boies Schiller Flexner entered their appearances today in the consolidated class action proceeding before Judge Lamberth on behalf of Joseph Cacciapelle.”
New filing in the Rop case, click here to view.
Peter Chapman writes,
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