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The story surrounding the GSEs’ continues to get more interesting, as Bloomberg is reporting that Bill Ackman has acquired large stakes in the common stock of Fannie and Freddie.  This comes on the heels of Bruce Berkowitz’s proposal to buy parts of Fannie and Freddie through converting preferred stock to common, while executing a rights...
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Those who are familiar with me know that there are very few investors that I respect more than Bruce Berkowitz of Fairholme Funds.  His analysis is always cogent and persuasive, while he doesn’t cater to short-termism like 99% of Wall Street.  I was disgusted in 2011 when he had his only really rough year, when...
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When Bruce Berkowitz talk about investing I always listed and appreciate his insights.  Below is his thesis on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as discussed with David Faber in a CNBC interview.  The Fannie Mae preferred stock should be an incredible investment but of course there is tremendous uncertainty with government involvement.  I see no...
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This was an excellent interview with Richard Perry of Perry Capital where he comments on how recapitalizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could contribute to an economic recovery.  He rightly points out how there has been no effort to recoup taxpayer money on these entities while the Treasury’s other investments have actually worked out quite...
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This author hit it on the nail as Sandy Weill is missing the point by wanting to break up the big banks.  The companies that have costed taxpayers the most money are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The two largest banks that failed were Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns which were two investment banks without...
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