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Clusterstock  11 hrs ago  Comment 
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday dismissed claims seeking to stop the U.S. government from making Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pay a quarterly dividend to the U.S. Treasury. The dividend equals the entire net worth of each entity, minus...
TheStreet.com  Sep 30  Comment 
Updated from 4:15 p.m. with additional details from CRT report. NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aFannie Mae and Freddie Maca ashares fell to the lowest levels in several months Tuesday as observers debated the significance of new legal developments...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 29  Comment 
By Charlie Harrison: In a previous Seeking Alpha article, The Case for Fannie Mae: Unpacking the Motions for Summary Judgment, I gave an analysis of the motions to dismiss and cross motions for summary judgment in one of the consolidated Fannie...
Motley Fool  Sep 25  Comment 
After losing nearly a third of their value since July, are Fannie and Freddie bargains or traps?
StreetInsider.com  Sep 24  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Management+Changes/Fannie+Mae+%28FNMA%29+COO+Edwards+to+Resign+in+H115/9858410.html for the full story.
Wall Street Journal  Sep 23  Comment 
A slew lawsuits seek to pry the profits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of government hands. A recent federal court decision may mean the government's grip is tighter than many thought.
Benzinga  Sep 23  Comment 
A recent rebound in business investment has bolstered expectations for solid economic growth during the remainder of 2014, according to Fannie Mae's (OTC: FNMA) Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group. The robust headline growth in the second...




 

I suppose a priapicnl reduction program would be better than nothing, but there is always the risk of unintended consequences or even operational failure when attempting such a specific intervention. Why not let monetary policy do the work in a continuous, predictable, and agnostic fashion? It would deliver benefits not only to home owners, but also by reducing the real return on the many large cash-equivalent investments amassed by corporations like Apple ($60B last I checked), spurring them to put funds to more productive use. And of course, monetary policy can benefit from the Chuck Norris effect. Fiscal policy hasn't exactly inspired such reactions of late.

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