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Thursday, July 5, 2012, 5:50 AM
California's San Bernardino County and two of its biggest cities, Ontario and Fontana, want to use the concept of eminent domain to forcibly buy underwater mortgages from investors, lower the loan principal to match the value of the property, and then resell the reduced mortgages. Proponents believe they have a strong legal case, but mortgage investors are unsurprisingly opposed. (See Shiller)
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Monday, April 16, 2012, 12:03 PM
Credit Suisse (CS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) paid $10.3B to the NY Fed for the remainder of the Maiden Lane II mortgage bonds that belonged to AIG until its bailout. The transactions took place in February.
Sunday, April 8, 2012, 9:00 AMThe most exciting returns are to be had from an asset class where those who know it best love it least. Add MetWest's Tad Rivelle (MWTRX) to the list of star bond-fund managers bearish on Treasury prices. He's finding the best values in emerging-market corporate bonds, high-yield paper, and nonagency MBS.
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