Investors worry about the impact on home mortgage costs from the Trump administration’s efforts to reform Federal involvement in the business—for instance, cutting Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loose from Federal controls and support.
The WSJ‘s subheadline of the article at the link sums up those investors’ worry:
[A]ny overhaul to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could reduce or eliminate the federal backstop
To which this investor—and home-owner and mortgage payer—says, “Yeah, and?”
There should be no Federal backstop at all, there should be no Federal involvement in this, or any other, industry at all. Federal involvement only distorts the market, and Federal money, being the increased demand of additional and protected money, only drives up costs.