Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Fannie Mae Bailout?

Fannie Mae, the largest buyer and guarantor of US mortgages, accounting for at least one in five home loans nationwide, posted its third consecutive quarterly loss yesterday, and at the same time warned the US housing market slump will persist into next year...

So, what did the regulators do? Lower capital requirements of course -- from 20% to 15%. Note: this is AFTER their surplus requirements were reduced from 30 percent to 20% in mid-March -- What a crock of @$!!

With foreclosures increasing and the housing collapse still in its early stages, we better start getting used to the idea that a Taxpayer bailout is in the cards ($ Trillions!!!)

Must see/analyze the illustrations below:






Randy

3 Comments:

At 5/08/2008 5:16 AM, Blogger Matt said...

Randy,

Not sure if you read The International Forecaster or not, but here is a very interesting article.

http://theinternationalforecaster.com/item.php?topicId=2&articleid=247

 
At 5/08/2008 9:26 PM, Blogger Randy said...

Thanks Matt. I will read the article tonight

Randy

 
At 5/08/2008 10:01 PM, Blogger Randy said...

Holy Crap Matt! He certainly didn't hold any punches... Very well written analysis -- but hope the writer's opinion regarding the severity of this downturn isn't correct.

Scary Indeed!

Again, thanks

Randy

 

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