Senators Vow More Work on Housing After Voting to Wind Down Fannie, Freddie
Members of the Senate Banking Committee said they’d keep working to overhaul the housing finance system after casting a narrow vote to advance the bill.
Gundlach: Long Bond ‘Melt-Up’ Coming
Star bond manager Jeffrey Gundlach roused Altegris conference attendees with a bullish call on long-term bonds, poised, he says, for a “melt-up.”
Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Fall for Third Straight Month
Sales of previously owned homes fell in March for the third consecutive month as rising prices and cold weather discouraged would-be buyers.
Ryan Budget Seeks to ‘Tighten’ SEC’s Belt
But SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White told lawmakers the same day that there was "an immediate and pressing need" for more funding for advisor exams.
BofA to Pay $6.3 Billion to Fannie, Freddie Over RMBS Failures
Bank of America reached a settlement Wednesday to resolve all of the Federal Housing Finance Agency's residential mortgage-backed securities litigation with the bank.
BofA Should Pay $2.1 Billion in Fraud Case, U.S. Says
BofA’s Countrywide unit should pay the maximum of $2.1 billion in penalties for selling defective mortgage loans to Fannie and Freddie, the U.S. said.
Yellen Confirmed by Senate to Become Fed Chairman
Yellen, who will replace Bernanke after Jan. 31, will be the first woman to head the central bank in its 100-year history.
New Hire Roundup: Altegris Names Jack Rivkin CIO
Meanwhile, Convergent welcomed Richard Wells and the Senate Finance Committee approved three nominees for federal positions.
Bove: Fannie, Freddie Shutdown Would Have ‘Colossal’ Fallout
Fixed-rate 20- and 30-year mortgages would all but disappear without Fannie and Freddie, the bank expert says.
Paulson: Ben Bernanke a ‘Hero’
Former Treasury secretary regrets not being able to better communicate the need for a Wall Street rescue.