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Mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have languished under government control since the financial crisis. Now Trump's nominee for Treasury secretary says he wants them privatized - fast.
Until this unnerving presidential election ends, investors should stay cautious. Here are the events to watch in the week ahead.
Bank of America, in partnership with Self-Help Ventures Fund and Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC), announced the doubling of its annual commitment to its Affordable Loan Solution™ mortgage program from $500 million to $1...
For decades, the government-backed mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have dominated housing finance. Now JPMorgan may have found a way to crack the stronghold.
The Republican National Convention's official campaign platform is pretty red on social issues, but when it comes to business and finance, not as much.
Shares of Ellie Mae are up an impressive 33% thus far in 2016 and an even more striking 1,100% since the mortgage software company went public in April 2011.
A paper released last week details how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could operate in the future but doesn't address today's shareholder issue.
Ackman may have had a small win with Valeant, but he has a long way to go to get a victory on Fannie and Freddie.
His holdings keep getting hit and contain few winners.
Taxpayers may be on the hook again to finance the government-sponsored enterprises.
The chief investment strategist at Community Capital Management looks at housing, agriculture, and other sectors for sustainable investment .
In today's low-yield reality, these stocks with high dividend yields are particularly appealing right now to income investors and savers.
Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke told Stephen Colbert that everything is fine with the economy, so just relax.
This small homebuilder is helping big dreams come true for investors.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a lot of blame for the housing bust, and free-market purists aren't pleased they still exist. But most politicians don't want to discuss them.
The U.S. Treasury put Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) into a financial limbo called ‘conservatorship’ in 2008 at the height of the financial crisis.
U.S. stock futures are heading lower on a big day for oil and gas company earnings reports, including Chevron and Exxon Mobil.
Jim Cramer answered viewers' Twitter questions on matters including popular stocks, commodities and gold.
Jim Cramer answers viewers' Twitter (TWTR) questions from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Wells Fargo's purchase of GE commercial real estate loans, which includes financing for manufactured housing communities, marks a bigger move into alternative lending.
U.S. stock futures are moving upward Friday as investors await earnings from CVS and Berkshire Hathaway.
Private mortgage insurers, the firms that underwrite mortgages for homebuyers who can't afford a 20% down payment, stand to gain from the latest capital requirements from the U.S. government.
Stocks snap back from Friday's selloff to start the new week on far better footing.
Stocks rally on Monday on news that China had introduced further stimulus and on better-than-expected earnings.
The Fed may soon be selling off long term bonds acquired through three rounds of quantitative easing.
The Brazilian oil giant has become a battleground stock like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac or Herbalife.
With the notable exception of Herbalife, activist investor Bill Ackman doesn't talk much about what else is in his $20 billion hedge fund.