GSE Performance

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February 15, 2019 - Inside MBS & ABS

Despite 4Q Slump, GSE 2018 Earnings Hit Six-Year High

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac racked up $25.19 billion in combined net income in 2018, their most profitable year since 2013, when earnings were inflated by accounting rules for deferred tax assets.


February 14, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Earnings Decline for Fannie, Freddie in 4Q18

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reported lower earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018, the victims of a slowing mortgage market and, ironically, lower interest rates at yearend compared to Sept. 30, which resulted in hedging losses.


January 17, 2019 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Fannie and Freddie Common on a Bull Run – to Nowhere

Right before Christmas, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac common stocks were in the dumps, trading in the over-the-counter market at a mere $1.08 and $1.07 apiece, respectively. But since then, the two have been on a gallop, rising by roughly 70.0 percent each.


Poll

Do mortgage lenders really need a new credit-scoring model or is the current FICO system adequate?

It’s fine. Stick with what works.

53%

Time for a change. Borrowers are different today.

35%

Undecided, still assessing the situation.

12%