The OTC-traded common shares of Fannie Mae are up over 750% over the past 12 months but have plummeted during the past several days of trading. Is this a pure speculation play, or is there actually opportunity for Foolish investors?

In this video, Motley Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson answer with a resounding "No!" Matt and David remind investors what these shares are entitled to and why investing in them may cause investors to lose sleep at night.

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Well I must agree with the video ! It's man out window time for Fanny & Freddie, in other words take the money win or lose and run.

May 31 2013 at 2:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply