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Should You Really Live Off High Yield Dividends In Retirement?

2018-01-19 seekingalpha
A portfolio of high-yield stocks will provide a high income stream but lack any of the above. (59-1)

M&T Bank's (MTB) on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2018-01-18 seekingalpha
Welcome to the M&T Bank Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Earnings Conference Call. It is now my pleasure to turn the floor over to Don MacLeod, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, sir. (55-0)

As Fannie and Freddie reform talk heats up, their regulator speaks up - MarketWatch

2018-01-18 marketwatch
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be reorganized as private, utility-like entities, and the government should provide an explicit guarantee for mortgages in order to preserve the popular 30-year fixed-rate loan, the regulator of the two government-sponsored mortgage enterprises said this week. (39-0)

Will Tax Reform Derail CRTs? Don't Bet On It

2018-01-18 valuewalk
Investors seeking floating interest-rate exposure and high yields are increasingly turning to credit risk–transfer securities (CRTs), a fairly new type of mortgage-backed bond. But could US tax-code changes hurt the housing market and, by extension, CRTs? We don’t think so. (39-0)

FHFA Enters GSE Reform Debate With Counter-Cyclical Perspectives

2018-01-18 seekingalpha
Craig Phillips has a housing reform luncheon at the Women In Housing & Finance, where he will give the Administration's views on the best path forward. (39-0)

Pence’s economist: Tax bill will encourage companies to issue more equity, less debt - MarketWatch

2018-01-17 marketwatch
Mark Calabria, chief economist to Vice President Mike Pence, told an audience in Washington on Wednesday that he believes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will lead to less use of debt and more use of equity by business, leading to more economic stability. (39-0)

Trump is lucky he inherited a good hand - MarketWatch

2018-01-17 marketwatch
If you think this first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has been rough, you might need a refresher course in recent American history. Compared to what our two other 21st-century presidents had to face in their first 12 months on the job, Trump has had a comparatively easy time. (41-0)

Bridgeview Bank Becomes Fannie Mae-Approved Lender

2018-01-16 accesswire
CHICAGO, IL / ACCESSWIRE / January 16, 2018 / Chicago-based Bridgeview Bank has announced that it has received Fannie Mae approval, which allows the company to expand its consumer home financing business. Bridgeview Bank has been a bank staple in the Chicagoland area since 1971 and continues to establish itself as a trusted resource in the community. The Bank prides itself on honest and fair dealing, innovative products, competitive rates, superior customer service and strong involvement in the community. (2-0)

Buy Pershing Square At A 25% Discount To Net Asset Value

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
It is headed by an accomplished star manager who recently got his concentrated portfolio in trouble. (305-4)

Sweeney Jurisdictional Discovery Complete As Government Concedes Point

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
Senator Bob Corker has been pushing MBA's receivership proposal to wind up and gut Fannie and Freddie since late last year. (39-0)

The Fed Delivered $80.2 Billion in Profits to the Treasury in 2017 - The New York Times

2018-01-11 nytimes
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve’s economic stimulus campaign continued to generate large profits in 2017, helping to reduce the federal deficit, but the windfall is showing signs of tapering. (40-0)

Corker's MBA GSE Proposal

2018-01-08 seekingalpha
There is no mystery as to why the banks are advocating so strongly for the MBA or Milken legislative plans; they literally are crafted to give banks maximum profit benefit. (107-0)

Caveat Investor: ETF Risk

2018-01-08 seekingalpha
History might not repeat itself but it does rhyme. Robert Z. Aliber, emeritus professor of international economics at The University of Chicago and editor of the last two editions of Charles Kindleberger’s Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, has noted that an innovation is at the root of every financial crisis. So where is the rhyme? In the ’87 crash it was portfolio insurance; in the Great Recession of ’08 it was securitization. (39-1)

The High Stakes in the Looming Fannie and Freddie Overhaul - WSJ

2018-01-08 wsj
A decade after the collapsing housing market led to a dramatic bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Congress is gearing up to tackle the politically thorny issue of housing finance reform in 2018. So far the plan is shaping up as workable compromise between the competing interests of investors, mortgage lenders, taxpayers and homeowners. (39-1)

Answering 2 Reader Questions About The Fed

2018-01-08 seekingalpha
I wanted to address two questions that came up this week in the context of the Fed moving ahead with rate hikes and balance sheet runoff. (39-0)

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