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April 30, 2014

FHFA Stress Test Results: $190 Billion in Future Assistance Might be Needed for Fannie and Freddie

By Paul Muolo

Under the original conservatorship agreement, the GSEs are allowed to maintain a small capital buffer, but within three years that buffer will be reduced to zero.

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