Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (FAMC).

The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (FAMC) is a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) created in 1988 to provide a reliable source of financing for agricultural producers and rural homeowners. The organization is also known as the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation (FCSIC). FAMC is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The corporation’s mission is to “enhance the availability of … Read more

Understanding the Nuances of Give-Up Brokered Trades.

In a give-up brokered trade, one broker (the “giving up” broker) gives up its commission to another broker (the “receiving” broker) in exchange for the receiving broker’s assistance in executing the trade. The giving up broker may do this because it does not have the necessary expertise to execute the trade itself, or because it … Read more

What is brainwriting?

Brainwriting is a technique very similar to Brainstorming, with the difference that it is done on paper. The idea is the same as in this technique: a group of people is brought together in a common space in which a problem is proposed that the participants must solve together. In order to solve the problem, … Read more