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July 14, 2017

What We’re Hearing: Fairholme’s Berkowitz: Watt Will Fix the GSE ‘Zero Capital’ Problem / What’s $5 Trillion Among Friends? / The Termination and Transfer Option / A Tale of Two Mortgage Giants / Renren and Sindeo?

By Paul Muolo

According to Fairholme’s math, the GSEs earn over $15 billion a year, and taxpayers own 80 percent of the companies (via the senior preferred). Berkowitz values the senior stock at $100 billion…

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