Bloomberg has the goods on Fannie and they’re not good. Fannie’s regulator wants $19 billion from the U.S. government because the firm has negative capital. Fannie Mae had $23.2 billion in losses last quarter alone. And it says losses in 2009 will be worse than 2008. Nice.
Here’s the money quote: “Fannie says it does not see itself operating profitably for the foreseeable future.”