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I agree that jumbo rates will come back down. CFC is in the lending business. The liquidity crunch will play out and there will be other lenders that will jump at the chance to undercut the rate gouging practices of Angelo and co.
This entire “credit crunch” is not really about subprime borrowers. It’s about the gamblers on Wall St. who made 1000 bets on every subprime mortgage and that multiplied the underlying, crappy asset. The creation of these derivatives and the inability of the rating agencies to be able to judge their actual worth (or to look the other way as they collected their fees and rated them as “A+ paper” so the traders could sell them) magnified the situation even further. A lot of people here harshly judge the borrowers who took out loans they couldn’t repay and I have no problem doing the same, but I have more contempt for the Wall Streeters who are getting killed.