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Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and The Housing Crisis

Moshe Orenbuch, Credit Suisse Managing Director, says it is unprecedented for the Treasury to get private help... his company has an underperform rating on both, but Freddie is more exposed to the private label mortgage market.

We may see some stabilization in home prices. He expects to see the total credit cost of Freddie Mac will be about 30 basis points (less than a third of one percent) and they will lose about 60 cents a share.

He says the credit guarantee business is highly leveraged and losing money -- they need to raise capital and have a lower degree of leverage.

Noone on the panel would endorse the financials stocks.


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