Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to baffle investors: On the one hand, these are huge, profitable companies holding significant value. On the other, the federal government still holds a claim to all of their profits, one it acquired during the 2008 financial crisis. Will the government maintain the status quo, keeping both semi-public? Will it eliminate the two mortgage lenders entirely? Or will it return them to the private market?

In this segment of Where The Money Is, Fool Matt Koppenheffer discusses the three options and what he sees as their implications. Tune in to get a better understanding of the future of these two gigantic financial entities, and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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