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US Treasury to sell $142 bn of mortgage assets

  1. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    US Treasury to sell $142 bn of mortgage assets

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Treasury Department on Monday said it would start selling-off mortgage-backed securities worth an estimated $142 billion, in an effort to close another chapter of the financial crisis.

    The department said each month it will offload up to $10 billion in mortgage-backed securities (MBS), assets which bundle together large numbers of mortgages....

    The products, secured by state-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, were bought as part of the 2008-2009 financial sector bailout.

    ...The Treasury has recently offloaded equity stakes in Citigroup, General Motors, Ally Financial and American International Group that it took on to help them survive the crisis.

    AIG recently offered to buy back $15.7 billion in mortgage-backed securities from the Federal Reserve as part of its effort to emerge from a government bailout.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110321/ts … rtyfinance

    a win-win for all? roll

  2. GmaGoldie profile image87
    GmaGoldieposted 5 years ago

    America needs to start buying its assets.

    The worst part of the financial crisis is we are no longer owners - will this further deplete our American ownership?

    China is lowering its stake in America - will the BRIC countries buy these assets?

    How will the global economy change?

  3. JON EWALL profile image49
    JON EWALLposted 5 years ago

    A note of interest that one will not see reported in the media.
    It was reported on 3/23/11 that the Federal Reserve Central Bank is making a record $79.3 billion payment for 2010 to the US Treasury. In 2009 the Fed paid into the treasury $47.4 billion which was the previous record. The  Federal Reserve central bank earned a record $81.7 billion from its massive holdings of securities which were purchased to help stabilize the financial systems and pull the economy out of the recession. A portion of the earnings goes to funding the Fed, which receives no appropriations from Congress. Any money left over is turned over to the US  Treasury Department.
    The money returned should be used to pay down the deficits according to the Tarp Legislation. The battle in Congress is for the Obama administration to use the money to pay down the debt as required by the law. The question is will President Barak Obama and Congress follow the law?

  4. 4closurefraud32 profile image60
    4closurefraud32posted 5 years ago

    Wow... if only people knew how deep this rabbit hole went. Hmmm... so now, these Mortgage Backed Securities - owned by the REAL investors who hold our mortgage notes are being sold. Not only do these investors hold our mortgages, the banks and lenders who collect on our monthly payments claim to hold them... that isn't possible because of securitization, but far too many people don't know this.

    The truth is for all of these MBS that are being sold - the homes and mortgages secured by them should be terminated. If the MBS are selling your mortgage note, there is no reason a bank or lender can still claim they own it!

    Great post... thanks for the info! smile

  5. AnnCee profile image80
    AnnCeeposted 5 years ago

    http://dailybail.com/home/inside-job-dy … rguso.html

    I read the first four chapters of THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND, by G. Edward Griffin.   It is about the cartel known as the Federal Reserve.  Every American should read this book.