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Here's Why Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Absolutely Crushed the Market in 2013

By Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson – Jan 4, 2014 at 9:00AM

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Fannie and Freddie have had an absolutely monster year. But are the political complications here just too much for buy-and-hold investors?

In this special "Best and Worst 2013" edition of The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer tell viewers why Fannie Mae (FNMA 3.90%) and Freddie Mac (FMCC 3.23%) crushed the market in 2013 and why the companies' current state presents a very unique scenario for investors and politicians.

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