Here is a Wall Street Journal editorial on the December 24 developments at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This editorial provides some new perspectives on the matter:
My original comments on these developments was on December 28.
I feel it is critically important to understand the extent of intervention as it pertains to the housing market. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to play an very large role in these intervention efforts.
SPX at 1135.43 as this post is written