The Curious Reason Why Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Tumbled

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Over the last two days, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have watched their stocks plummet by more than 40% following the Senate Banking Committee announcing the bill which many have declared is the beginning of the end for the two government sponsored entities.

In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analyst David Hanson is joined by Fool contributor Patrick Morris to discuss what the stipulations of the bi-partisan bill are, and why it has caused many investors to flee the stock. In addition, the timing of the corresponding drop is something the two analysts found to be quite interesting.

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