Investing in the market? Do you chase the hot stocks, play with charts, use index funds or ETFs, or let someone else choose by selecting a mutual fund? How do you integrate money management with the rest of your life.. especially in retirement?!
ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger and NPR’s Chris Arnold have discovered that Freddie Mac has used a complex derivative transaction to place large bets that rely on millions of American homeowners remaining in overpriced mortgages to pay off. The bets in Freddie’s investment portfolio — which totaled $3.4 billion in 2010 and 2011 — directly contradict the housing giant’s stated mission to provide affordable mortgages to Americans.