The Next Fannie Mae

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The Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial on the dangerous growth at Ginnie Mae on August 11th: “The Next Fannie Mae”.  It makes the same points I made the other day in “Ginnie Mae Accounts for 20% of New Mortgages In 2009”.

There is one discrepancy in the two WSJ pieces.  The editorial says Ginnie Mae guaranteed $680 billion of mortgage backed securities through July.  The other WSJ article said the number was $298 billion through August.  Big difference.


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