Make Sure You Have Your Facts Straight on Fannie Mae

The common shares of Fannie Mae have been on a wild ride this year. If any investor is interested in possibly investing in these shares, it is critical to understand the facts and nuances of the operating business and involvement of other investors.

In this video, Motley Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss the difficulty of projecting Fannie Mae's future profits and tell investors why the headlines about Fairholme Fund manager Bruce Berkowitz's investment in the preferred shares can be misleading.

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  • Report this Comment On June 04, 2013, at 8:29 PM, neamakri wrote:

    all that sounds very scientific but ignores control by congress. As such, I will not put any money into FNMA stock, because you never know what new nightmare congress can unleash. My rule is this: every time the government sticks their nose into private business they screw it up!

    Let me put it differently. Fannie Mae is NOT a business, it is a federal social program.

  • Report this Comment On June 06, 2013, at 7:43 AM, Dragonist wrote:

    Why this guy talking about Freddie & Fannie. He predicted FMCC go -5 now they interview him again? Motley, This the reason i dont trust your article and take your news serious anymore. You have fool be talking bad about FMCC but it was up $5. Is he a shorter of FMCC?

  • Report this Comment On June 07, 2013, at 6:34 PM, abc124 wrote:

    I bought 1,000 shares for fun at .26 cents back in March. Sold around four dollars. Made some quick money bought a new riding tractor I needed and put the rest into my index funds.

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