What to Make of the Dramatic Fall in GSE Profits

Research Report

What to Make of the Dramatic Fall in GSE Profits

March 16, 2015

Abstract

In this brief, we take a closer look at the more than 80 percent plunge in GSE profits from 2013 to 2014 and assess its impact on the GSEs’ political and financial future. In particular, we discuss the likelihood that Freddie Mac will need to take another Treasury draw, concluding that while it is unlikely in the near term the odds will increase over time.

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