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Volume 2013 - Number 11

March 21, 2013

GSE Earnings Become Policy Issue as Fannie Continues Deliberating Deferred Tax Asset

Fannie Mae’s delay in releasing its 2012 earnings underscores the sharp turnaround in the con-servatorships of the two government-sponsored enterprises, which lately have begun spewing earnings like the good old days. Freddie Mac, which managed to get its reporting done on time, recorded a whopping $16.0 bil-lion in net income last year, and there’s widespread speculation that Fannie Mae will beat that mark with room to spare.

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