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Big investors staying with Fannie, Freddie

Even with lawmaker reform plans

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A Senate proposal for winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac slammed the share prices of the two government-owned mortgage agencies over the last two days, but big investors aren't running away yet.

Shares of Fannie and Freddie fell 12% and 17%, respectively, on Wednesday [March 12], one day after Senate Banking Committee leaders agreed on a framework for a bill to draw down the lenders.

According to Reuters Hedgeworld service, despite this week's losses, several investors said they plan to stay the course, acknowledging that they were aware they had invested in such volatile stocks.

Source: Hedgeworld
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