This is why Fannie and Freddie mortgage initiatives won't work

This is why Fannie and Freddie mortgage initiatives won't work

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Which banks have mortgage risk?

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It’s no secret that Bank of America has been hammered by the foreclosure fiasco and the related worries that banks are going to be forced to buy back bad mortgage-backed securities both from Fannie and Freddie — so-called agencies — and from other investors in the so-called “private label” market. It’s a tough issue for investors and analysts to get their arms around. Credit Suisse analyst Moshe Orenbuch takes a crack at it in a note published Tuesday.

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