The Massachusetts attorney general has sued Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over alleged refusal to engage in foreclosure buyback programs.
A fully private mortgage-finance system is the best way to fairly price mortgage-credit risks, says NYU Stern professor Lawrence White.
The vote had been delayed in order to build support for the plan that would wind down taxpayer-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Regulations on big banks have created a vacuum into which alert entrepreneurs have established commanding positions, says bank analyst Dick Bove.
The current housing finance system is likely to be with us until after the 2014 midterm elections and probably well beyond.
Hedge funds and other groups are spreading bad information about the reform of Fannie and Freddie, says the Mortgage Bankers Association president.
Dick Bove says there are a few issues that should be addressed before we jump on Michael Lewis’s bandwagon and call the market “rigged.”
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
Activist investor Bill Ackman is boosting his stake in both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to more than 11 percent in each.
If Fannie and Freddie are allowed to die, it will crush home prices — and hurt the economy, says bank analyst Dick Bove.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
The parabolic moves of companies such as Plug Power make CNBC's Jim Cramer uneasy about the health of the five-year bull market.
Stocks declined on Tuesday as news from China hit commodity prices..
The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday announced an agreement on legislation to wind down government-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, jump-starting a long-standing debate that could still take years to resolve.
Lehman will pay $767 million in cash to Freddie Mac, settling a dispute over loans it was scheduled to pay the day it declared bankruptcy.
The DoJ and the CFTC have both held investigations into whether BofA engaged in improper trading by doing its own futures trades ahead of executing large orders for clients.
Wells Fargo will pay a net $541 million to Fannie Mae to settle claims over defective home loans.
Fannie Mae sued nine banks accusing them of colluding to manipulate interest rates and seeking more than $800 million of damages.
The Obama administration was able to scrape up against the government's debt ceiling for five months before it came to the brink of default. It could have less breathing room in 2014.