Be fair to Fannie & Freddie (F&F) and the investors
Here's what the government should do:
By the end of the year F&F will have technically paid off their bailout loan to the treasury. At that time announce that F&F are being released from their conservatorship. Then the treasury could start selling off the $72 billion worth of preferred stock they own at a slow steady monthly or quarterly rate so they don't shock the market. In the end the government would get twice their money back and investors would have a hay day scooping up the released shares. Can you imagine what both stocks would do if they took this common sense approach. Yea I know it's a long shot, a pipe dream, but it would be the fair thing to do and everyone including the government would come out smelling like a rose! I know it might work too well and everyone would be happy and we can't have that now can we!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
easynow no offense, what you said are purely a dream pipe. We need to do our own strategy to win this stock and it is easy.."buy low and sell high until we see a slightest green light at the end of the tunnel". Forget greediness dreaming to be a $70/s even $10/s, truly that is ridiculous to think of.
Actually, they can look at the payback any way they want to look at it. In the end, the government will lose in the courts on constitutional grounds and will owe the shareholders a tremendous amount of money that will keep growing month by month.