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Treasury: Recap and Release Not Happening

While a recent speech by FHFA Director Mel Watt has fueled speculation that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be recapitalized and the conservatorship will end, Treasury said that no policy change is imminent.

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Investor Sues FHFA and Treasury Over GSE Profits

Robinson contends that despite posting record losses for 2007 and the first half of 2008, shortly before the government seized control of them, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were always capable of paying their debts and were never in danger of insolvency. The complaint contends that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a relatively conservative approach to investing in mortgages during the years 2004 to 2007, the so-called “housing bubble,” during which many institutions were not conservative where the mortgage market was concerned.

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