Recent moves by the White House suggest that the US may be nearing a settlement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders, says Dick Bove.» Read More
NEW YORK, June 3- Abacus Federal Savings Bank, which caters to the Chinese-American community in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, was found not guilty of grand larceny and conspiracy on Wednesday after a three-month trial for the alleged sale of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fraudulent mortgages to Fannie Mae, lawyers involved in the case said.
A U.S. Treasury official and a director at the New York Federal Reserve are among those who have been considered to replace two hawkish Fed policymakers, according to people familiar with the searches.
Getting a mortgage in the U.S. may be easier than many borrowers think, according to a survey released Monday by Wells Fargo.
Goldman said it would repurchase the securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the 2005-2007 period.
In the complaint, Pershing Square alleged that Treasury illegally seized tens of billions of dollars in Fannie and Freddie profits.
The FHFA filed 18 lawsuits against Goldman and other banks in 2011 over about $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
In some ways, David Brat is Larry Kudlow's kinda guy. But, not in all ways. Here's Larry's take on the guy who upset Eric Cantor in the GOP primary.
There is something seriously wrong with bank regulation and litigation in the US today, says bank analyst Dick Bove.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
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.
Home prices are moving so far, so fast, that at least 1,000 local housing markets have hit all-time price highs.
Younger renters consider down payment and credit score to be top obstacles to getting a mortgage, according to a Fannie Mae survey.
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.
Bill Ackman reiterated a popular hedge fund trade by recommending an investment in government-sponsored housing.
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.”