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· It buys mortgage-backed securities issued by government-sponsored enterprises like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; in other words, it has no exposure to subprime mortgages. The securities Annaly owns are all guaranteed by Fannie, Freddie, or Ginnie Mae, which means they’re implicitly guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury.
Some don’t think that dismantling Freddie and Fannie would signal the end of homeownership for low and middle-income consumers, thinking Bove’s statements are premature. David Bakke said, "There has been talk of the death of the 30-year fixed rate house loan for years, and the comments from Dick Bove simply fueled those flames.
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Bove: The Government is about to destroy American mortgages permanently More Mortgages as we know them are going away in the next four years, warns Dick Bove, vice president of research at.
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