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Alliancebernstein Income Fund Message Board

  • handline handline Aug 20, 2008 1:24 PM Flag

    Fannie&Freddie Opine

    Yield spreads between Fannie's and Freddie's debt securities and U.S. Treasuries are sharply narrower for a second day following a period of steady widening, according to data from Bloomberg. The tightening was probably helped by Freddie's $3 billion auction of five-year notes yesterday, which was oversubscribed, even though the participation by Asian investors was less than usual. Today's narrowing might reflect the sense that additional government involvement is imminent -- involvement that would primarily protect debt holders, not equity holders, most believe. The yield spread between Fannie's 10-year and 10-year Treasuries is down 6.2 basis points to 74.8 basis points, and the spread between Freddie's 10-year and 10-year Treasuries is down 6.9 basis points to 78.7 basis points. The decreases, which are relatively large for a single day, follow decreases of 4.6 and 4.2 basis points yesterday, for Fannie and...

    Source: Yahoo FNM Message Board


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