Feb 07, 2013
Fannie and Freddie: Here to stay?
07 Feb 2013
Posted by Andrew Kantor
What’s the future of Fannie and Freddie? No one knows. The consensus seems to be that it should have a much smaller role in the secondary mortgage market, and possibly re-privatized. But the specifics… well, that’s anyone’s guess.
One of those guesses: US News & World Report’s Jason Gold argues that “Fannie and Freddie Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon.”
There seems to be no hurry among policymakers to decide the fate of Fannie and Freddie, but it looks increasingly as if the GSEs are here to stay.
Some of his points:
- They’ve stopped being risky
- They’re no longer profit focused and are therefore taking fewer risks… and being more profitable
- New regulations are keeping them safe
Worthwhile reading, for sure, considering how much of an important role they play in the market. Click here to do just that.