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GSE Quarterly Report Card Positive

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its Quarterly Performance Report of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, as well as the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Overall, the performance report was good, noting increases in Fannie and Freddie earnings, as well as substantial advances by the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

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Fannie/Freddie Reform Bill Stalls in Senate

GSE Reform, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac News, Mortgage Finance

A recently unveiled plan to phase out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and overhaul the secondary mortgage market may have hit a snag in the Senate. Six key senators reportedly decided not to give their support to the bill unless they’re able to make major changes during markup.

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Freddie Mac Reports Continued Quarterly Gains

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Freddie Mac released on Thursday its quarterly earnings report for the end of 2013, revealing yet another strong quarter—the ninth straight. Net income at the enterprise totaled $8.6 billion in Q4. For all of 2013, Freddie Mac reported providing liquidity for 1.6 million refinances; 515,000 home purchases; and 388,000 multifamily rental units.

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Yellen Faces Grilling in First Hearing as Fed Chair

In prepared remarks for the House Financial Services Committee, newly installed Fed chair Janet Yellen echoed much of what analysts have seen in recent Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statements, with references to a recovering (but still weakened) labor market, a slowing housing market, restrictive fiscal policy, and the usual prediction of a “moderate” expansion in the nation’s economic activity.

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The Fate of Fannie and Freddie and the Importance of GSE Reform

GSE Reform, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac News, Mortgage Finance

Almost everyone agrees that something needs to be done with the GSEs, and almost everyone recognizes that the “something” will be a complex undertaking, but we must be up to this task, we must be thoughtful about reform, avoid unintended consequences, and strike a middle ground between growing a private mortgage market and providing a government backstop.

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