GSE investors head for the exits all at once

|By:, SA News Editor

Fannie Mae (FNMA -11.7%) and Freddie Mac (FMCC -12.1%) are lower again in volatile action one day after a the release of a Senate proposal to wind the two down. Both stocks earlier took out the panicky lows made yesterday, but have bounced since.

SA contributor Achilles Research reminds yesterday's news was completely expected and provided zero new information. The bill is the prototypical DOA legislation, especially with upcoming elections.

The selloff, says Achilles, is a classic market panic in a couple of highly speculative and overextended names. Congress will do what it likes, but the fate of shareholders will ultimately be decided in the courts.