SOURCE: Brighton Markets

February 15, 2012 09:00 ET

2012 Economic Outlook - Report Highlights SLM Corporation and American Capital Agency Corp.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - Today, announced new reports highlighting SLM Corporation (NASDAQ: SLM) and American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at

Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.

Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.

Brighton Markets is releasing new coverage on SLM Corporation for its current position within the financial industry. SLM Corporation, known as Sallie Mae, is a holding company that operates through a number of subsidiaries. The Company's primary business is to originate, service and collect loans made to students and/or their parents to finance the cost of their education. The full research report on SLM Corporation (NASDAQ: SLM) is available here:

Brighton Markets has released research on American Capital Agency Corp. for its changing role within the financial industry. American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) is a real estate investment trust (REIT), which invests in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations on a leveraged basis. The full research report on American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC) is available here:

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