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Dan Freed

Senior Staff Reporter

Dan Freed has been covering Wall Street since 2000. He has been a reporter for Wall Street Letter, BondWeek, Corporate Financing Week, Real Estate Finance & Investment, Investment Dealers' Digest and Institutional Investor magazine. He has also published freelance writing in New York Press and The New York Sun. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in English.


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Fannie, Freddie Bull Ackman Steers Clear of D.C. Fight

By Dan Freed

Bill Ackman has convinced politicians to aid him in his short bet against Herbalife, but he won't lobby Washington on Fannie and Freddie.

11:46AM 05/20/14

Geithner the Shoplifter: 'Stress Test'

By Dan Freed

With the 2008 financial crisis now firmly in the rear view mirror, and Tim Geithner's reputation on relatively solid ground, it is easy to forget the disastrous public perception of him in the days after his appointment as Treasury Secretary.

02:03PM 05/15/14

Geithner's Been Deaf to Volcker for 30 Years

By Dan Freed

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner may both be Democrats and close advisers to President Obama, but it is not secret that Volcker has been far more willing than Geithner to take on big financial institutions.

12:27PM 05/15/14

What Geithner 'Stress Test' Book Implies for ECB

By Dan Freed

Tim Geithner reveals in his new book 'Stress Test' that European leaders liked to refer to the former Treasury Secretary as the 'smiling hegemon,' so don't expect them to be especially eager to hear what he has to say.

10:55AM 05/15/14

Fannie and Freddie 'Must Be Wound Down': Treasury Official

By Dan Freed

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 'must be wound down,' according to a Treasury official who cited widespread agreement for such an outcome even though most observers believe proposed legislation to accomplish that goal will die in the Senate.

03:16PM 05/14/14

Rep. Delaney Hopes Pfizer Anger Will Fuel Infrastructure Bill (Correction)

By Dan Freed

Anger over tax-driven megadeals has been reignited by Pfizer's proposed acquisition of AstraZeneca and Rep. John Delaney is hoping to harness that outrage to help build momentum for his trademark infrastructure legislation.

10:31AM 05/14/14

Fannie and Freddie to Shrink No More: FHFA's Watt

By Dan Freed

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac common and preferred shares were higher Tuesday following a speech by Federal Housing Finance Authority Director Mel Watt.

11:49AM 05/13/14

Fannie and Freddie Policy Shift May Ease Mortgage Credit

By Dan Freed

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are easing up on the standards that must be met for banks to avoid future legal claims, a move aimed at making it easier for people to get a mortgage.

09:41AM 05/13/14

Fannie and Freddie Accounting Disaster Here to Stay

By Dan Freed

Whatever you think about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, there can be little honest disagreement that the government-run mortgage giants are serial accounting offenders.

09:55AM 05/12/14

Walter Investment Soars 16% On 1Q Results

By Dan Freed

Walter Investment Management Corp. shares were among the best performing financial sector stocks Thursday following first quarter earnings results that handily topped analyst estimates.

02:59PM 05/08/14

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