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Here's the final tally on Fannie, Freddie credit risk-sharing in 2016

FHFA report details GSEs' efforts to offload risk
In 2013, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac began shifting credit risk to investors as part of a plan to reduce the overall risk of the government-sponsored enterprises, and therefore, the risk to the American taxpayers. And a new report published Monday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency shows how much progress the GSEs are making in their collective effort to protect the taxpayers from risk.
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WATCH: Dave Stevens gives MBA’s top priorities to new HUD secretary

Top 3 issues MBA is leading a charge on
The Mortgage Bankers Association explained its top priorities now that the Senate confirmed the 17th HUD Secretary Ben Carson. MBA CEO Dave Stevens explained the MBA’s agenda with both Carson and other recent nominees to the president’s cabinet, including working with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the conservatorship of the GSEs.
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Fannie, Freddie stock plummets after court decision dents shareholders' prospects

But still trading above pre-election totals
Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went into free fall on Tuesday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that Fannie and Freddie shareholders cannot pursue many of their claims related to the so-called “Third Amendment sweep.” But despite the drop, both Fannie and Freddie are still trading above where they were prior to the election of President Donald Trump.
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Court rejects hedge funds claims in Fannie, Freddie profit sweep

But all is not lost
Fresh off handing down a significant ruling in the battle over the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit just dealt a sizable body blow to the investors who claimed that the government’s decision to sweep all the profits from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the government’s coffers was not only unnecessary, but illegal as well.
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Fitch: Trump tax cuts could force another Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac bailout

Corporate tax rate cut could lead to additional Treasury draw
Speaking before a meeting with airline executives, President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration plans to unveil a tax reform plan in the coming weeks, with changes to corporate and personal taxes likely on the agenda. While those changes would likely be well received by corporate America, a new report from Fitch Ratings suggests that cutting corporate tax rates by as much as the president suggested could lead to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac needing another bailout from the government.
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Gary Cohn: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reform will be high on Mnuchin's agenda

Maybe GSE reform will happen quickly after all?
Despite Fitch Ratings’ analysts suggesting recently that reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may be slowed by the Trump administration’s other legislative efforts, one of President Trump’s top economic advisors said Friday that Fannie and Freddie reform will be high on Steve Mnuchin’s agenda once he is confirmed as Secretary of the Department of the Treasury.
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Fitch: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reform may be put on back-burner

Complexity of issue, differing interests may further delay GSE reform
While the Democrats in the Senate fight the confirmation of Steve Mnuchin, the Trump administration’s choice to lead the Department of the Treasury, the fate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continues to reside in suspended animation. But how much longer will the government-sponsored enterprises float in the conservatorship ether? According to a new report from Fitch Ratings, those waiting for comprehensive GSE reform may have to wait a little longer.
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Here's one Fannie Mae bull's take on how the GSEs can exit conservatorship

And what happens to the stock after that
In the weeks since Steve Mnuchin sent shockwaves through the housing industry by stating that the Trump administration planned to end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, reactions varied on whether that can actually be done and how expensive it might be. Here's an interesting take from an interested party on how the GSEs might actually exit conservatorship and what that would mean to the GSE stockholders who've waited quite a few years for a resolution.
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Moody's: Privatizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac would cost "hundreds of billions"

Report predicts disruption to secondary market
Steve Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of the Treasury, recently said that “getting Fannie and Freddie out of government ownership” is one of the Trump administration’s top 10 priorities. But just how realistic is that plan? According to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service, privatizing the GSEs is not only unlikely to happen any time soon, it’s also hugely cost-prohibitive, and it would be a negative for bond investors as well. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the show?
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