"Just because the Fed wants us to take more risk doesn't mean we should," says CEO Michael Hough...

|By:, SA News Editor

"Just because the Fed wants us to take more risk doesn't mean we should," says CEO Michael Hough on the Hatteras (HTS +1.3%) earnings call. Management is clearly frustrated with the Fed's $40B/month in MBS purchases - "the gorilla in the room," "an uneconomic buyer," "program without end." The company is prepared to take "any and all actions," but won't commit to altering leverage, selling MBS, or undertaking buybacks. (earnings, last night)