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The CBO Takes On Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

The CBO Takes On Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a report analyzing the expected costs and consequences of the main alternatives to Fannie Mae / Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac / Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTCBB:FMCC). […]

More Upside than Downside in Oil

More Upside than Downside in Oil

More Upside than Downside in Oil by Jon Ruff, AllianceBernstein A combination of factors has driven oil prices down since midyear, and while oil prices could fall further in the next couple of months, we think they’re likely to rebound […]

Banks Prepare For LCR Final Rule

Banks Prepare For LCR Final Rule

The Final Rule for the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) is will go into effect in just a couple of weeks, and while it won’t be fully phased-in for a couple of years, large banks have to start dealing with a […]

Assisted By Energy Shorts, CTAs Stage Late Year Come-back

Assisted By Energy Shorts, CTAs Stage Late Year Come-back

A UBS prime brokerage report notes how shares of poultry producers have outperformed this year, but hedge fund attitudes are turning on the poultry stocks. CTAs, however, the leading hedge fund sector in November, have benefited from “well established shorts” in the […]

UK Stress Test: A Look At  Winners And Losers

UK Stress Test: A Look At Winners And Losers

Considering the European Banking Authority conducted its own stress tests earlier this year, results from the Bank of England’s own stress test, released today, don’t contain any real surprises, according to Jefferies analysts Joseph Dickerson, Omar Fall, and William Davison. […]

Energy Markets: Investing Tourism

Energy Markets: Investing Tourism

Energy Markets: Investing Tourism by The Sova Group If you don’t know who the pansy in the room after 10 minutes, it is probably you. Source: A lot of people… For two years, I was the pansy.  I lived in […]