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Volume 2017 - Number 49

December 21, 2017

As GSE Reform Waits in the Wings, Fannie and Freddie Continue on as Well-Oiled, Money-Making Machines

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac likely will post healthy combined earnings for the fourth quarter in the range of $4.0 billion to $5.0 billion, according to an analysis by Inside Mortgage Finance. And un-der a surprise revision to their conservatorship terms, they’ll likely be able to keep a good deal of it.

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