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FIN - Savings & Loans and the Mortgage Markets




Question;Using the attachment Savings & Loans and the Mortgage Markets, answer the following questions by creating a Word document.1. What are the similarities and differences of the problems encountered by the S&L industry and the more recent problems of the mortgage / housing industry?2. The US the government has created several agencies ? the FHA, FHLB, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae ? to provide assistance to the housing market and essentially took over Fannie and Freddie in mid 2008 to assure that it could continue to operate. Why has this sector attracted so much attention and assistance?3. What policy actions and changes to the marketplace undermined a solid position of savings and loans in the 1970s? Could the effects of these changes have been anticipated and foreseen?4. Many actions were taken by Congress and regulators to try to address the weakening position of savings and loans. Why would these not effective?


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