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Articles About mortgage backed securities
June 13, 2014
Is the Federal Reserve Sitting on a $4.3 Trillion Time Bomb?
The Federal Reserve's balance sheet has grown to $4.3 trillion. What does this mean for the economy and the market?
March 27, 2014
Bank of America Is Back in Business: Raising Dividend and Paying Up
Bank of America shareholders were given a solid indication that the institution’s financial position has appreciably solidified on Thursday.
February 03, 2014
Taking a Deeper Look at the Opportunity in Javelin Mortgage
Javelin Mortgage is a very young company that went public just more than a year ago, on October 3, 2012.
January 15, 2014
A Few Reasons to Consider Annaly Capital
Generally, Annaly has a pretty conservative business model and tends to borrow between the two-year Treasury and lend to the 10-year Treasury.
January 10, 2014
Legal Costs Keep 2013 Bank Profits From All-Time High
Last year's combined profit of the six largest banks in the United States was more than any year since 2006.
January 01, 2014
Fed President Fisher Candidly Reviews Monetary Policy
Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher wears his economic policy on his sleeve, and he has no intention of tamping down his views.
December 18, 2013
Citi and Merrill Lynch May Face Legal Road Paved by JPMorgan
Citigroup and Merrill Lynch are the next targets of the U.S. Department of Justice.
November 20, 2013
JPMorgan and the DoJ Settlement: Is it Over?
JPMorgan has finally finalized its settlement with the Department of Justice.
November 19, 2013
JPMorgan Spends More Money to Close Old Wounds
Time isn't the only thing that can heal wounds.
November 18, 2013
JPMorgan Predictions: Is Dimon’s Doomsday Over?
One analyst thinks the end of JPMorgan's legal drama is near, but he may be too early to be accurate.
November 10, 2013
Why Bank of America Thinks the DOJ Lawsuits Are Baseless
BofA reps are saying the charges are baseless as they stand under the category of the securities law invoked. Will the bank's lawyers lose another fight?
November 01, 2013
Is There Still More Litigation for JPMorgan?
After negotiations fell apart with the U.S. Attorney earlier and had to be reworked, JPMorgan Chase has new legal woes piling on.
October 30, 2013
JPMorgan and Regulators Stumble Over a Billion-Dollar Disagreement
It may have been naive to believe that settlement talks between JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Department of Justice could have proceeded without a hitch.
October 22, 2013
Have Financial Regulators Finally Grown Some Teeth?
JPMorgan Chase had to set aside so much money for legal reserves in the third quarter that the firm reported a net loss for the first time since late 2005.
October 21, 2013
Shareholders Buckle In as JPMorgan Faces Record Penalty
Shares of JPMorgan Chase stood their ground on Monday after news broke that the firm faces a tentative $13 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.
October 21, 2013
BofA Mortgage Saga: Investors Prepare for a $6 Billion Fine
FHFA is seeking a fine of $6 billion from Bank of America for toxic mortgages sold to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
October 09, 2013
BofA: Your Defective Mortgage Problems Aren’t Over Yet
In April, Bank of America said it would pay $500 million to release it from claims that it allegedly sold securities backed by defective mortgages.
October 01, 2013
JPMorgan Mole: Bank Exaggerated Quality of Mortgages
The Department of Justice is pursuing criminal charges against JPMorgan Chase for the sale of mortgage-backed securities, but the case has hit a few bumps.
September 24, 2013
JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley Are Still Paying for Mortgage Mess-Ups
The National Credit Union Association said Tuesday that it filed suit against a battery of major financial institutions for violations of antitrust laws.
September 17, 2013
Fed Tapering: Baby Steps Are Better Than No Steps
Whatever the Fed's strategy for dealing with its balance sheet is, the first step is to taper purchases.
September 14, 2013
Crisis-Era Memories Haunt Wall Street This Week
The financial product known as mortgage-backed securities has become a term synonymous with the 2008 financial crisis.
September 09, 2013
Is it Time to Push Fannie and Freddie Out of Home Loans?
Regulators are taking the first steps toward winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
August 21, 2013
Eric Holder to Banks: No One Is Out of the Woods Just Yet
The Justice Department is close to making a decision in numerous investigations into large financial companies.
August 12, 2013
Regulators Hound JPMorgan on London Whale Losses
News that JPMorgan is facing massive regulatory and legal pressure is hardly new, but there's still more of it coming every day.
August 08, 2013
Investigators Find Another Skeleton in JPMorgan’s Closet
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California is investigating JPMorgan for a suspected violation of federal securities law.
August 05, 2013
Report: BofA Needs Judge’s Favor in Latest Lawsuit
The financial crisis continues to plague the biggest banks five years after the fact. Why has Bank of America asked judges to reject the latest lawsuit?
August 04, 2013
BofA’s Financial Crisis Hangover Lives to See Another Day
Clearing the second-biggest U.S. bank’s legal docket has been a key pillar of Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan efforts to clean up Bank of America’s balance sheet.
July 23, 2013
What Does the Fed’s Taper Timeline Look Like?
About four years after the first round of quantitative easing began, economic conditions have improved enough for the Fed to begin talking about tapering.
July 08, 2013
BofA Prepares for Court, but Investors Aren’t Scared
After a nearly one-month hiatus, Bank of America’s Article 77 hearing over whether the company's $8.5 million mortgage-backed securities settlement will be upheld resumed on Monday.
June 30, 2013
Jeff Gundlach: Treasuries Are Still a Good Investment
If there is any consensus on what has been an interesting week for markets, it's that bonds are likely to recover after the past two week's turbulence.
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