Articles by Fannie Mae

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 28, 2014Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 28, 2014

    August 28 2014 9:43 AM

    In US economic data, the weekly mortgage market index rose by 2.8% with the purchase index up 2.6% and the refinancing index up by 2.8%.

  • Bank of America Agrees to Pay $16.7 Billion to SEC Over Disclosure FailuresBank of America Agrees to Pay $16.7 Billion to SEC Over Disclosure Failures

    August 26 2014 9:36 AM

    Bank of America settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission over admitting that it failed to inform investors during the financial crisis about known uncertainties to future income from its exposure to repurchase claims on mortgage loans.

  • A World Tour of the Global Economy

    August 11 2013 9:34 AM

    With election campaigning in full swing here in Australia and financial markets going nowhere, let's look elsewhere for some relief. We'll take a world tour..

  • A Disguised Depression in the US Economy

    June 11 2013 5:25 PM

    Mr. Bernanke's price-fixing scheme ran over a speed bump. The Dow dropped 216 points. Just a jolt, for now. The brick wall is still ahead.

  • Recessions the World Over

    December 12 2012 12:50 PM

    This is one of those rare days when there are so many interesting stories in the financial world that we can hardly decide which one to write about.

  • How Hurricane Sandy's Aftermath Will Affect the Housing Market's Recovery

    November 29 2012 4:17 PM

    Hurricane Sandy has the undesirable distinction of being one of the ten most expensive hurricanes in US history. In the days before Sandy impacted, it was forecast to be 'large, slow-moving and no doubt very costly.'

  • Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 5/10/2012

    May 10 2012 3:57 PM

    The Australian share market lost ground for the second day in a row yesterday. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) slumped by 44 points to 4, 332 points.

  • Overwhelming Majority of Americans Think Purchasing a House 'Important'

    February 13 2012 12:50 PM

    What can Americans not live without? A car? A smartphone? Credit cards? Lake Research Partners found out via a survey, and the answer may be a little surprise for some.

  • How Goldman Sachs Became The Most Hated Bank On Earth (Part 1)

    January 30 2012 12:38 PM

    Goldman Sachs is the bank everyone loves to hate. In the first of our two-part investigation into the bank, we ask why they emerged as the biggest winners in the financial crisis.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook: 30 January 2012

    January 30 2012 10:15 AM

    Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar remains fairly much unchanged after a choppy session offshore which saw a fall in US equity markets as the benchmark Dow Jones ended down 0.58% to 12,660 points.

  • How Reinvested Dividends Can Double Your Return in Stocks

    December 06 2011 10:38 AM

    Last week in The Daily Reckoning, Greg Canavan and Dan Denning wrote about how owning shares that pay you to own them will be key to your investment success in the coming years.

  • Housing Bailout Unlikely, Experts Say

    September 08 2011 8:52 AM

    With home prices still falling, new mortgage delinquencies rising again, millions of mortgages already in the foreclosure pipeline, and consumer confidence in the housing market near nil, President Obama is expected to include some new housing fix in his post-Labor Day speech to the nation on jobs and the economy.

  • Global Markets Overview 09/06/2011

    September 06 2011 10:01 AM

    European stocks plunged Monday and the euro tumbled, as investors piled into safe-haven assets amid rising fears over Europe's sovereign debt crisis and economic growth on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Big Shoes to fill at Apple

    August 31 2011 1:19 PM

    The cult of visionary leadership flatters those who have the chutzpah to reach out and pull success from the air, but failure eventually and inevitably follows for all but a very few.

  • Australia Stock Market - CLOSING - 08/09/2011

    August 09 2011 7:21 PM

    MARKET CLOSE (4.30pm AEST) The Australian sharemarket had a dramatic trading Tuesday as stocks staged an amazing comeback with the ASX 200 index (XJO) up 1.2 pct or 48.7 pts to 4034.8 while the broader All Ordinaries index (XAO) rose 1 pct or 40 pts to 4096.7.

  • Australian Dollar Outlook 08/09/2011

    August 09 2011 10:26 AM

    The AUD has borne the brunt of risk aversion trading, falling below USD1.0200 overnight as US markets digested the region’s credit downgrade.

  • Global Markets Overview 08/09/2011

    August 09 2011 9:07 AM

    U.S. stocks tumbled deeper into correction territory in a Monday rout that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging to the biggest point drop since Dec. 1, 2008.

  • IMF warns of global economic distress if US falters on its credit ratings

    June 30 2011 11:39 AM

    Standard & Poor's has threatened to downgrade the U.S. sovereign rating, which is currently 'AAA', to 'D', meaning a default in the country's credit worthiness, if the government fails to honor U.S. Treasury debt payments. On this predicament, the IMF said: "At the opposite extreme, an excessively front-loaded adjustment could hurt the recovery. And a worsening of financial turmoil in European sovereign and bank debt markets could hurt U.S. growth through financial sector l...

  • Americans hopeful but cautious on housing market, economic recovery

    May 12 2011 5:36 AM

    Americans expressed more cautious optimism during the first quarter of 2011 than in the fourth quarter of 2010, but they continue to lack confidence in the overall strength of the housing market and economic recovery, according to Fannie Mae's latest national housing survey.

  • Global events dampen US economic growth

    April 20 2011 5:28 AM

    Global events during March, including ongoing political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, the surge in oil prices, and supply disruptions from the tragedy in Japan, have dampened US economic growth in the first half of 2011, according to the April 2011 Economic Outlook released today by Fannie Mae's (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group.