Could Fannie and Freddie Shares Soon Come Back to a Major Exchange?

Investors in common shares of the mortgage giants Fannie Mae (NASDAQOTCBB: FNMA  ) and Freddie Mac (NASDAQOTCBB: FMCC  ) have been betting on the idea that the two agencies may one day leave government conservatorship and be private entities again. While the profits could be huge if it happens, the fate of these two agencies is far from certain.

Now that the agencies have finally reached profitability again however, one investor is no longer content to sit quietly and wait. In this segment from Monday's Where the Money Is, Motley Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer take a look at mutual fund investor Bruce Berkowitz's recent demands that Fannie and Freddie stop sending the Treasury dividends, reinstate shareholder meetings, and once again move toward being listed on a major stock exchange.

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  • Report this Comment On March 05, 2014, at 7:18 AM, Matt8265 wrote:

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  • Report this Comment On March 05, 2014, at 8:56 AM, smauney wrote:

    Hillary Clinton has compared recent Russian actions with Nazi aggression. I think a better comparison of Nazi aggression is the way the Treasury amended the conservatorship agreement in 2012 knowing full well the GSE's were going to remain profitable for the next 60 years. The Treasury was trying to eradicate the shareholders and deny they ever existed - sound familiar.

  • Report this Comment On March 06, 2014, at 8:43 AM, smauney wrote:

    For a great understanding of the situation go to YouTube and search: FNMA is profitable again by Big Jam

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