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FHFA Paper: Taxpayers, Homebuyers, Fannie Mae Balance

When details of the Crapo-Johnson proposal for reforming Fannie Mae / Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac / Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTCBB:FMCC) were first released, one of the surprises was that it would set capital requirements for any bank participating in the new program at 10% of risk weighted assets. At that level (and with a reinsurance policy on top), it’s hard to argue that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be vulnerable to another housing crisis, but the additional . . .


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