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Luke 5:32

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Re: FNMA and FMCC preferreds. In search of the elusive 10 bagger.
« Reply #12780 on: June 26, 2019, 11:13:35 AM »
luke, the "ecstatic" comment doesnt connect with "shareholders who spoke with calabria".

Well, sure seems that way unless the author hasn't taken a basic writing course.  Professional writers don't, or shouldn't, go from one type of subject to another type of subject then back to the original subject without differentiating.  It would be an odd writing style.

Spoke with Calabria:
"Fannie and Freddie shareholders who spoke to FHFA head Mark Calabria this week..."

Later in article... Investors that didn't speak with Calabria, so random investors?
"Fannie and Freddie stockholders were ecstatic at Calabria’s statements. “It’s exactly what we laid out,” one investor said. “The goal of this president is what can be done administratively. You can see there’s a focus on getting it done.”"

Even later in the article... Spoke with Calabria:
"But one shareholder said Calabria was firm that an IPO is feasible."

this article is very ambiguous and cannot be relied on.

Of course one single article alone, in a vacuum, can't be relied upon.

even if it were reliable, you still have to explain how we went from "signed off" plan in 2-4 weeks to draft 6 months later, with the key author abruptly resigning before draft is finalizled. basically, you're overreaching. confirmation bias is a b****

Were Otting's comments on the record?

Did you not read about a month ago when it was said Phillips would leave but not until he was done?  It's not like his leaving was in the middle of the night... it was announced at least a few weeks before he departed.

Sure, confirmation bias is a b****, but mere confirmation from those calling the shots is a beautiful thing.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2019, 11:16:35 AM by Luke 5:32 »
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Re: FNMA and FMCC preferreds. In search of the elusive 10 bagger.
« Reply #12781 on: June 26, 2019, 11:20:00 AM »
sorry to be blunt, but that is borderline delusional. you might say, perhaps I am the delusional one? could be! but i say, always better to entertain disconfirming narratives (esp when coming from experts with insider knowledge like tim howard) than confirming. good luck everyone.
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Luke 5:32

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Re: FNMA and FMCC preferreds. In search of the elusive 10 bagger.
« Reply #12782 on: June 26, 2019, 11:31:44 AM »
sorry to be blunt, but that is borderline delusional. you might say, perhaps I am the delusional one? could be! but i say, always better to entertain disconfirming narratives (esp when coming from experts with insider knowledge like tim howard) than confirming. good luck everyone.

I don't get offended, so no worries on being blunt.  I appreciate your arguments but don't think they are as nearly as plausible as the case for a favorable plan for shareholders being announced and then acted upon.  Again, appreciate your input.  Differing opinions make a market, which is why I have long loved this game.
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« Reply #12783 on: June 26, 2019, 11:39:17 AM »
luke, the "ecstatic" comment doesnt connect with "shareholders who spoke with calabria". this article is very ambiguous and cannot be relied on. even if it were reliable, you still have to explain how we went from "signed off" plan in 2-4 weeks to draft 6 months later, with the key author abruptly resigning before draft is finalizled. basically, you're overreaching. confirmation bias is a b****

edit: this will be my last comment on this matter. my main point is there are much greater risks of plan being derailed than is being talked about here. just my 2c, take it or leave it.

How come you are bearish on this and still hold the position?
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Re: FNMA and FMCC preferreds. In search of the elusive 10 bagger.
« Reply #12784 on: June 26, 2019, 11:41:56 AM »
luke, the "ecstatic" comment doesnt connect with "shareholders who spoke with calabria". this article is very ambiguous and cannot be relied on. even if it were reliable, you still have to explain how we went from "signed off" plan in 2-4 weeks to draft 6 months later, with the key author abruptly resigning before draft is finalizled. basically, you're overreaching. confirmation bias is a b****

edit: this will be my last comment on this matter. my main point is there are much greater risks of plan being derailed than is being talked about here. just my 2c, take it or leave it.

How come you are bearish on this and still hold the position?

One investor being more bearish than another doesn't mean the former is a bear, just means he's not as bullish for the reasons he laid out.
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Re: FNMA and FMCC preferreds. In search of the elusive 10 bagger.
« Reply #12785 on: June 26, 2019, 11:43:44 AM »
To throw another hat in the ring, I have felt the positive narrative has slowed the last couple of weeks. With fewer Public appearances and statements by Calabria, and reporting and rumors that indicate something may have changed/momentum has slowed. This is obviously a very tenuous process with a lot of obstacles, and entrenched interest that make it practically and politically tough to get done.

While the ABS article seemed to be bullish, there has been more bearish anecdotes and seeming delays in timeline of late that, I think definitely warrants concern.

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Re: FNMA and FMCC preferreds. In search of the elusive 10 bagger.
« Reply #12786 on: June 26, 2019, 11:49:51 AM »
One investor being more bearish than another doesn't mean the former is a bear, just means he's not as bullish for the reasons he laid out.

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Re: FNMA and FMCC preferreds. In search of the elusive 10 bagger.
« Reply #12787 on: June 26, 2019, 12:53:40 PM »
You are wrong to compare ABS to a seeking alpha or forum like here. Its a professional industry subscription service that charges ~$4,500+/yr and has very little retail subscribers like ourselves.

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we know from the leaked remarks made by Acting Director Otting to the FHFA staff in mid-January that there was an administrative proposal set be announced “in two to four weeks” that “really sets a direction for what the future of housing will be in the U.S.,” and that would require raising “probably somewhere, based upon their business models today, [in the range of] $150 to $200 billion.” Something happened to derail that plan, and I believe it was a swift and fierce show of opposition by the banks and their supporters

imo craig's abrupt resignation has to be interpreted in this context. occams razor explanation is that whatever happened to derail the original plan caused him to resign. what happens now, i dont think anyone has a clue...

Well, whatever the plan is large investors are "ecstatic" about it as of June 7th.
Fannie and Freddie stockholders were ecstatic at Calabria’s statements. “It’s exactly what we laid out,” one investor said. “The goal of this president is what can be done administratively. You can see there’s a focus on getting it done.”

https://www.abalert.com/search.pl?ARTICLE=183913

The chart tells me a different story. Since that time, the behavior has totally changed on the chart. I don't think ABA is a place where they have a collective interesting to make money for its readers. It is more like other forums like here or seeking alpha for spreading information.
If these "insiders" really know something so "ecstatic", the chart behavior would not look like what we've seen since then.

I wish it would be so easy to pay only $4500 a year to enter an elite circle whose members are so nice and considerate that they actually CARE about me making money.
I've never seen a single financial writer who actually cares about whether his readers can make money off his articles.
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Re: FNMA and FMCC preferreds. In search of the elusive 10 bagger.
« Reply #12788 on: June 26, 2019, 12:56:37 PM »
Lol they rarely even write about stocks/GSEs if ever. Most of their publication revolves around the securitization business, which the GSEs happen to come up from time to time (i think twice in the last 6 months). This isnt your retail pump newsletter.

Just look at this recent article pumping CRT-backed bonds!! /sarcasm
https://www.abalert.com/search.pl?ARTICLE=184680

Besides, the meetings they claimed took place on June 7th that no one else reported on but them turned out to be true based off WSJ's reporting from yesterday. Weird for a pump newsletter to have access to such insider information...

You are wrong to compare ABS to a seeking alpha or forum like here. Its a professional industry subscription service that charges ~$4,500+/yr and has very little retail subscribers like ourselves.

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we know from the leaked remarks made by Acting Director Otting to the FHFA staff in mid-January that there was an administrative proposal set be announced “in two to four weeks” that “really sets a direction for what the future of housing will be in the U.S.,” and that would require raising “probably somewhere, based upon their business models today, [in the range of] $150 to $200 billion.” Something happened to derail that plan, and I believe it was a swift and fierce show of opposition by the banks and their supporters

imo craig's abrupt resignation has to be interpreted in this context. occams razor explanation is that whatever happened to derail the original plan caused him to resign. what happens now, i dont think anyone has a clue...

Well, whatever the plan is large investors are "ecstatic" about it as of June 7th.
Fannie and Freddie stockholders were ecstatic at Calabria’s statements. “It’s exactly what we laid out,” one investor said. “The goal of this president is what can be done administratively. You can see there’s a focus on getting it done.”

https://www.abalert.com/search.pl?ARTICLE=183913

The chart tells me a different story. Since that time, the behavior has totally changed on the chart. I don't think ABA is a place where they have a collective interesting to make money for its readers. It is more like other forums like here or seeking alpha for spreading information.
If these "insiders" really know something so "ecstatic", the chart behavior would not look like what we've seen since then.

I wish it would be so easy to pay only $4500 a year to enter an elite circle whose members are so nice and considerate that they actually CARE about me making money.
I've never seen a single financial writer who actually cares about whether his readers can make money off his articles.
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Re: FNMA and FMCC preferreds. In search of the elusive 10 bagger.
« Reply #12789 on: June 26, 2019, 01:18:13 PM »
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we know from the leaked remarks made by Acting Director Otting to the FHFA staff in mid-January that there was an administrative proposal set be announced “in two to four weeks” that “really sets a direction for what the future of housing will be in the U.S.,” and that would require raising “probably somewhere, based upon their business models today, [in the range of] $150 to $200 billion.” Something happened to derail that plan, and I believe it was a swift and fierce show of opposition by the banks and their supporters

imo craig's abrupt resignation has to be interpreted in this context. occams razor explanation is that whatever happened to derail the original plan caused him to resign. what happens now, i dont think anyone has a clue...

phillips had been consistent about returning to private sector after 2 years.  also was just awarded treasury's Alexander Hamilton award.  still sticking with the fired scenario?