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Fed Forced to Act to Stop Housing Collapse – Professional Edition

The Mortgage Applications index dropped to its lowest point in 8 years at the end of October. As of the week ended November 21 it had barely budged off that level. The bailout of Fannie and Freddie last summer had the opposite effect of what was hoped for, as spreads on Fannie and Freddie paper widened dramatically versus Treasuries, pushing mortgage rates higher. I have warned in the Fed Report for several years that when the foreign central banks ended their subsidies for GSE paper, it would have a catastrophic impact on the US housing market. It has, and now the Fed has been forced to step in to the breach. Click here to download complete report in pdf format (Professional Edition Subscribers). Try the Professional Edition risk free for thirty days. If, within that time, you don’t find the information useful, I will give you a full refund. It’s that simple. Click here for more information.

Lee Adler

I’ve been publishing The Wall Street Examiner and its predecessor since October 2000. I also publish LiquidityTrader.com, and was lead analyst for Sure Money Investor, of blessed memory. I developed David Stockman's Contra Corner for Mr. Stockman. I’ve had a wide variety of finance related jobs since 1972, including a stint on Wall Street in both sales, analytical, and trading capacities. Prior to starting the Wall Street Examiner I was a commercial real estate appraiser in Florida for 15 years. I was considered an expert in the analysis of failed properties that ended up in the hands of bank REO divisions, the FDIC, and the RTC. Remember those guys? I also worked in the residential mortgage and real estate businesses in parts of the 1970s and 80s. I have been charting stocks and markets and doing analytical work since I was a teenager. I'm not some Ivory Tower academic, Wall Street guy. My perspective comes from having my boots on the ground and in the trenches, as a real estate broker, mortgage broker, trader, account rep, and analyst. I've watched most of the games these Wall Street wiseguys play from right up close. I know the drill from my 55 years of paying attention. And I'm happy to share that experience with you, right here. 

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