QUOTE AND NEWS
MarketWatch  Aug 7  Comment 
The stress tests mandated by Dodd-Frank Act show some improvement for the mortgage providers compared to last year.
Benzinga  Aug 4  Comment 
What a difference two little letters can make. Shares of Federal National Mortgage Association (OTC: FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTC: FMCC) are both up 4.8 percent this week after both government-sponsored enterprises included the...
MarketWatch  Aug 3  Comment 
Under conservatorship, the two mortgage-finance enterprises have reformed into stable, boring guarantors of home loans.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 3  Comment 
MarketWatch  Aug 2  Comment 
Proponents say the reliance on FICO scores makes it harder for many consumers to buy a home.
Benzinga  Aug 1  Comment 
Shareholders arguing for the preservation of Federal National Mortgage Association (OTC: FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTC: FMCC) say the U.S. housing market needs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s services and their roles as...
Benzinga  Jul 28  Comment 
The latest chapter in the Federal National Mortgage Association (OTC: FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTC: FMCC) drama unfolded this week after a new batch of government documents were released that investors believe provide evidence of...




 

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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