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Doug Noland: Recalling 1994

Equities rallied to begin the week. With Syrian missile strikes more limited than feared and no military response from Russia, there was immediate impetus to unwind hedges. That it was option expiration week ensured plenty of firepower. The S&P5…

The Three Stages of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Credit Scores)

Federal mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remain in conservatorship with their regulator FHFA since September 6, 2008. Come September,  this will represent ten years in conservatorship. With the excellent assistance from George Mason University finance majors Hakeem Azoor and Belle Matthews using Python, we have created the three stages of Fannie Mae and Freddie … Continue reading The Three Stages of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Credit Scores)