MarketWatch's Steve Goldstein reports on the possibility that the government-sponsored enterprises may need a fresh injection of capital after Freddie Mac posted its first quarterly loss in four years.

Freddie Mac posted a $475 million loss in the quarter, driven by interest rate changes that negatively affected "the value of the derivatives it holds." But according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, this may be a harbinger of more losses to come:

“Volatility in interest rates coupled with a capital buffer that will decline to zero in 2018 under the terms of the senior preferred stock purchase agreements with Treasury will likely make both Enterprises increasingly susceptible to the possibility of quarterly losses that could result in draws going forward,” Watt said.
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