After surging more than 500% just this year alone, common shares of Fannie Mae are on investors' minds. In addition to investors, the organization is also on the mind of the federal government, as profits are swept over to Uncle Sam due to the FHFA's role as conservator.
In this segment of The Motley Fool's everything-financials show Where The Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss the situation with a... tasteful example.
With so much of the financial industry getting bad press these days, it may be a greedy when others are fearful moment. Not surprisingly, some of Warren Buffett's biggest investments are in the space. In the Motley Fool's free report, The Stocks Only the Smartest Investors Are Buying, you can learn about a small, under-the-radar bank that's too tiny for Buffett's billions. Too bad, because it has better operating metrics than his favorites. Just click here to keep reading.