The real problem with Fannie and Freddie was that the public assumed correctly, as it turns out that the government wouldn’t allow them to fail, making them more attractive to lenders and investors. They grew too big and took on far too much risk, precipitating a $187-billion bailout. Fannie and Freddie demonstrate that Washington can’t use government-sponsored private companies to carry out its housing policies. The companies’ ability to privatize profits while sticking taxpayers with their losses poses an enormous and unacceptable moral hazard. And phasing them out won’t eliminate investors’ appetite for the mortgage-backed securities that supply capital for home loans.
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As a percentage of FSCs recent stock price of $10.77, this dividend works out to approximately 0.89%, so look for shares of Fifth Street Finance Corporation to trade 0.89% lower all else being equal when FSC shares open for trading on 8/13/13. Click here to learn which 25 S.A.F.E. dividend stocks should be on your radar screen or click here to find out which 9 other stocks going ex-dividend you should know about, at DividendChannel.com Below is a dividend history chart for FSC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0958 declared by Fifth Street Finance Corporation: In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from FSC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 10.67% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FSC shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, FSCs low point in its 52 week range is $9.66 per share, with $11.13 as the 52 week high point that compares with a last trade of $10.79.
Car finance experts Car Loan 4U comments on the Jaguar XFR-S
When it comes to hitting the road, the XFR-S can go from 0 to 62mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 186mph. Car Loan 4U Director Ryan Dignan, comments: Theres tough competition out there when you look at the likes of the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, and the XFR-S would appear to be Jaguars answer. Its certainly a powerful saloon, which is both fast and stylish, and comes complete with features such as adjustable sports seats and a bespoke front bumper. You also get a host of equipment including 20-inch alloy wheels, carbon-fibre rear diffuser and 17-speaker stereo. Motorists looking to get their hands on a new or used Jaguar might want to consider their car finance solutions and as leading car finance providers, Car Loan 4U can help provide expert advice.
With tried and true financial instruments, clean energy projects can access low-cost, long-term capital markets, and investors will be able to purchase investment grade securities that meet their financial and environmental requirements. As we know, innovation is often the driver of the most profound business and financial successes. Across the country, state and municipal leaders have begun to embrace a finance innovation that might well be the key to sustained growth of clean energy. And for one of the most technologically advanced industries in the world, it’s surprisingly low tech.