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    Fund Managers

    An Update on Fairholme’s Positions in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Berkowitz believes that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac entities are highly valuable and expects them to generate earnings of at least~$21 billion a year.

    By Santiago Solari
  • Consumer

    Why are we seeing broad-based house price gains across the US?

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency Housing Price Index for March was released on Tuesday, May 27. This release also included quarterly data comparisons for Q1 2014.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    Pershing Square takes on Zoetis, adds to Canadian Pacific in 3Q14

    Activist hedge fund manager William Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Holdings filed its third quarter 13F last month. The fund’s year-to-date returns as of October 31, 2014, net of fees, was 35.0%.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Financials

    Why investors can benefit from floating rate notes, or FRNs

    FRNs represent an effective way for investors to benefit from the anticipated rising interest rate environment and also provide a safer place to park cash.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    The week ahead: Jobs plus Annaly and other mortgage REIT earnings

    We have a big week ahead, with a slew of important economic data and earnings from the mortgage REIT sector. The biggest REIT will be Annaly Capital reporting on Wednesday.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Financials

    Pershing Square adds to positions in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

    Pershing Square Management added more shares in mortgage financiers Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) during the drop in stock prices in October.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why Bill Ackman’s Fund Bucked August’s Downtrend

    Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings netted gains of 3.5% in August, in sharp contrast to the losses posted by the major stock benchmarks in the month.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Eric Rosengren Is Worried about US Unemployment Rate

    Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, warned about the jobless rate being below the natural full employment estimate of 4.7%.

    By Ricky Cove
  • Financials

    Why qualitative analysis should matter to Wells Fargo investors

    Before investing, it’s important to analyze a bank qualitatively, as well as quantitatively. Qualitative analysis is more likely to determine how well a bank will perform over the long-term.

    By Saul Perez
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