Items Tagged with 'John Carney'


  • The misdirection of the risk-retention mob mentality

    The recent firestorm in the press over the qualified residential mortgage proposal, risk retention — and the unlikely alignment of mortgage financiers and consumer groups — make for amusing reads, but largely miss the point as it relates to the secondary markets. Amid the overt cynicism, trite claims of corruption and the apparent need of big lenders to mercilessly nickel-and-dime potential homeowners, the meat of the commentary on QRMs and risk retention are right-minded yet misguided.
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  • Another theory on Freddie's debt sale

    John Carney at Dealbreaker -- one of my favorite financial writers out there -- had an interesting take on Freddie's successful debt sale Monday. HW reported on the sale's stronger-than-expected response from investors as a net positive for the beleaguered GSE, which it was.
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