Interesting video discussion by John Authers of the FT:

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via FT, September 8 2008,

Category: Bailouts, Trading, Video

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3 Responses to “Comparing Fannie to Bear”

  1. blin says:

    Great comparison.

    It is sarting to look like the Bear Stearns bottom in march. Markets could rally 4-8 weeks from here, and that would mean that the markets hold up until the election.

    Objective acheived!

  2. Objective acheived! AMEN TO THAT BROTHER

  3. wedwards says:

    Problem with that thinking, blin, is that the market in March was aggressively selling off because of Bear prior to the rescue. While there has been some skepticism regarding FRE/FNM recently, there hasn’t been what I would call a dramatic sell-off induced by the GSEs. Therefore, I don’t see a rebound being anywhere near as strong this time around.