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    1. REFILE-TABLE-U.S. 30-year, 15-year mortgages

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      Thu, 19 Mar 2015

      (refiled to fix alignment) March 19 (Reuters) - FREDDIE MAC AVERAGE U.S. MORTGAGE RATES (PERCENT) FOR WEEKS ENDING: MAR 19 MAR 12 YEAR AGO 30-YR 3.78 3.86 4.32 15-YR 3.06 3.10 3.32 5-YR ARM 2.97 3.01...

    2. Fannie, Freddie could need another bailout as risks rise -watchdog

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      Wed, 18 Mar 2015

      WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - U.S. housing finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could require more bailouts from U.S. taxpayers as risks are rising due to shrinking reserves, an internal watchdog for the firms' regulator said on Wednesday.

    3. RPT-TABLE-U.S. 30-year, 15-year mortgages

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      Thu, 12 Mar 2015

      (Repeats to fix alignment) March 12 (Reuters) - FREDDIE MAC AVERAGE U.S. MORTGAGE RATES (PERCENT) FOR WEEKS ENDING: MAR 12 MAR 5 YEAR AGO 30-YR 3.86 3.75 4.37 15-YR 3.10

    4. Trading Secrets: Our Destiny of Self-Deception

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      Thu, 26 Feb 2015

      consequence that has again put our financial system at risk. In the years leading up to the financial crisis, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac , and the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) were continuously pressed to outright relax underwriting standards or creatively

    5. UPDATE 2- Freddie Mac suffers $3.4 bln in derivative losses in Q4

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      Thu, 19 Feb 2015

      WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Freddie Mac saw $3.4 billion in quarterly derivative losses due to declining interest rates, the government-controlled mortgage finance company said on Thursday.

    6. CORRECTED- Freddie Mac paid $19.6 bln to U.S. Treasury in 2014

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      Thu, 19 Feb 2015

      WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Government-controlled mortgage finance firm Freddie Mac said on Thursday that it paid $19.6 billion to the U.S. Treasury last year and reported a drop in earnings.

    7. The Grudging Improvement in Retail Spending

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      Sat, 14 Feb 2015

      the year. In the first quarter of 2015, payments from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were about $30 billion less than a year ..... 4% or 5% for both years excluding those one-time Freddie and Fannie payments discussed above. And about half

    8. Pershing Square's Ackman says bullish on Fannie, Freddie

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      Thu, 12 Feb 2015

      NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Hedge fund titan William Ackman said on Thursday that U.S. mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are a bet he likes a lot.

    9. Homing In on Mortgage-Bond Types

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      Tue, 10 Feb 2015

      Home Loan Mortgage Corporation ( Freddie Mac ). MBSs issued by Ginnie Mae are ..... Those issued by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac technically carry lesser guarantees ..... by Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac are sometimes referred to as

    10. State of the Sector: Financials

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      Wed, 4 Feb 2015

      alleviate home buyers’ restricted access to credit. For example, government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently announced plans to guarantee mortgages with down payments of as little as 3% of the purchase price. Increased

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