Stress Test Scenario Would Not Exhaust GSEs’ Stockpiles

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have released results of their respective performances on the ” Severely Adverse scenario” of the stress tests required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), conservator of the two GSEs, provided the key scenario assumptions for the 2016 annual stress test in March 2016 with a nine-quarter planning horizon running from the first quarter of 2016 through the first quarter of 2018. The tests assumptions beginning with the GSEs’ 12/31/2015 balance sheet information. The test assesses capital adequacy through the sufficiency of the remaining funding commitment for each GSE under the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (PSPA) that was part of the conservancy. Fannie Mae currently has $117.6 billion…(read more)

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