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MFA Financial: Raising an Already Impressive Dividend
July 01, 2009
Uncle Sam’s Dirty Little Secret
June 18, 2009
Economy: Scary Times or Scary Reporting?
June 11, 2009
Some Want More Government in Housing
June 03, 2009
HomeSaver Advance: One Bad Loan Modification Idea
May 22, 2009
Options for Fannie, Freddie May Include Liquidation
May 12, 2009
Delinquencies Rising Even Among Prime Borrowers
April 22, 2009
World’s Main Reserve Currency in Trouble
April 13, 2009
Finance officials from Beijing in Moscow on Thursday held a videoconference to discuss the creation of a "supra-national reserve currency ," the latest evidence of the support China is getting from...
Moody’s Cuts Berkshire Hathaway’s Aaa Credit Rating
April 10, 2009
Moody’s Investors Service ( MCO ), today (Thursday) cut Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s ( BRK.A , BRK.B ) top-level Aaa credit rating by two notches, despite Berkshire chief Warren Buffett’s status as the...
Will Geithner Fire Corporate America?
April 05, 2009
Tim Geithner said on Sunday’s Face the Nation that the Treasury might fire the heads of big banks that depend on financing from the federal government, just as it summarily deposed Rick Wagoner, the...
$210 of Fresh Bonuses for Fannie and Freddie
April 03, 2009
It seems that the game continues. Now it is Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE) that plan to provide bonuses that are sure to fan the flames of an already irate public. Remember we are talking about...
From Disciplined Investor
China Continues to Expand its Influence by Challenging the Dominance of the U.S. Dollar
April 01, 2009
China has been more vocal than ever ahead of tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) Group 20 financial summit, a development that highlights the nation’s dissatisfaction with the dollar, as well as its desire for...
New Reports Show U.S. Housing Market Rebounding
March 26, 2009
The government’s efforts to put a floor under the U.S. housing market and halt a withering onslaught of foreclosures appeared to bear fruit yesterday (Wednesday), as a bevy of news indicated the...
China Can Deal With Growing U.S. Debt
March 25, 2009
Although there’s a veritable laundry list of obstacles that could blunt the U.S. government’s ongoing economic turnaround efforts, its single-biggest challenge may come from its single-biggest creditor...
Federal Reserve’s Trillion Dollar Debt-Buying Plan Eases Lending and Zaps the Greenback
March 20, 2009
While the U.S. Federal Reserve’s plan to buy more than $1 trillion in debt has helped unfreeze the credit markets, it has also effectively capped U.S. Treasury yields and undermined the dollar. And...
U.S. Banks Looking to Score Profits Again
March 18, 2009
Although we’re still in the middle of the worst financial crisis in decades, a few select banks are positioned to make a boatload of profits. And if you pick the right ones, gains of 100% or more are...
Can Last Week’s Rally Be Sustained?
March 16, 2009
Is it a bull-market rally or a bear-market fake? It came right down to the wire, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day Friday with its first four-day rally since November, ending the week...
China Announces More than $200 Billion in New Spending Plan, Concerned About Financing U.S. Debt
March 16, 2009
Speaking at his annual press conference Friday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao announced more than $200 billion of new spending to bolster the nation’s flagging economy. However, Wen also voiced concern...
Although the new Obama administration housing plan is expected to help about 9 million struggling American homeowners avoid foreclosure, there are also concerns the proposal could actually extend the...
Report: Over 8M Mortgage Holders Under Water
March 04, 2009
Hoping to flatten or stabilize somewhat mortgage delinquencies ; many government agencies including the FDIC, Fannie Mae (FNM), and Freddie Mac (FRE) have increased their efforts to adapt to the...
When the Labor Department releases February’s U.S. employment numbers on Friday, economists are expecting to see the largest one-month job loss in nearly 60 years. With consumer spending in a freefall...
U.S. Economy: More Record Job Losses to Come
March 02, 2009
T.G.I.M (Thank goodness it’s March). Unfortunately, that’s what investors were saying when they closed the books on January and times have only gotten worse. The economy is weaker; the markets are...
Should the U.S. Government be Treated like a Subprime Borrower?
February 25, 2009
With millions of homeowners now struggling to repay money that they clearly never should have borrowed, our leaders have been righteously wagging fingers at predatory lenders who allegedly enticed...