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This Major New Banking Rule Takes Effect Today

The Volcker Rule is meant to prevent banks from making certain risky bets

This Is What A Volcker Rule Loophole Looks Like

Submitted by Daniel Drew via Dark-Bid.com, After the carnage of the 2008 crash, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker proposed a rule that would prevent banks from making short-term proprietary trades with financial instruments. Show More Summary

Former U.S. CFTC chair criticizes Volcker call to merge agency with SEC

The CFTC wrote most of the rules in the Dodd-Frank Act under the leadership of its former chair Gary Gensler. He was aggressive in writing rules for the $450 trillion swaps market, even if it meant being opposed by fellow regulators...

Elizabeth Warren’s Trade Deal Fears Confirmed: Canada Uses NAFTA to Challenge Volcker Rule

Elizabeth Warren's concerns about trade deals undermining financial regulations get an unexpected confirmation from Canada.

Goldman Sachs Stock Price Can’t Escape Volcker Rule Time Bomb

The market's instincts are correct on this one. There is no reason to pile into GS stock right now.

Securities trading and credit supply

Recent initiatives like the Volcker rule seek to restrict securities trading by banks. Using German data, this column shows that during the Global Crisis security-trading activities by banks in the secondary market crowded out lending to non-financial firms, but also acted as risk absorbers in the securities market. Show More Summary

Morning Agenda: Goldman Trumps Volcker Rule

Goldman Sachs's investments are testing the Volcker Rule. | The European Central Bank is expected to announce it will begin its bond-buying program. | Uber closes $1.6 billion in financing from clients of Goldman's private wealth arm. | Regulators address "too big to fail."

Goldman Investments Are Testing Volcker Rule

Goldman has found ways to put its money to work in formats that appear to comply with the Volcker Rule, but its investments have caused concern among some of its big clients.

GOP’s inane war against Dodd-Frank

The goal is to gut derivatives regulation and the Volcker Rule. The reasoning is as short-sided as it is inane

The House Just Voted To Delay The Most Important Rule From The Financial Crisis

The House of Representatives just voted 271-154 to amend the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law, and in particular, to postpone implementation of the Volcker Rule. The House Financial Services Committee debated the proposed legislation for two hours last night and at least another hour this morning before voting. Show More Summary

House approves Volcker Rule delay despite Obama veto threat

The House defied a veto threat by President Obama and voted Wednesday to approve a two-year delay in implementing part of the so-called Volcker Rule, a key banking regulation enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Morgan Stanley Seeks Growth In Private Investments Despite Volcker Rule Restrictions

Interestingly, Morgan Stanley has been expanding in the industry while sticking to the 3% limit laid out under the Volcker Rule for a bank’s use of its own money in any private fund. The investment bank is actually capitalizing on the...Show More Summary

House Democrats successfully block Republican effort to delay Wall Street reforms

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Despite the fact that 35 House Democrats voted with Republicans to gut the Volcker Rule and other key parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, the bill failed. That's in large part thanks to Republican arrogance in assuming they could pass the bill quickly as a suspension. Show More Summary

Guess Who Doesn’t Think The Volcker Rule Needed Any Tinkering At All

It starts with “V” and ends in “R.” And, by the way, he’s not getting any younger, and wouldn’t mind seeing his handiwork in action before, you know, he can’t anymore. “It is striking that the world’s leading investment bankers, noted...Show More Summary

Martin Armstrong Asks "Will They Hang Bankers Again On Wall Street?"

Submitted by Martin Armstrong via Armstrong Economics, What took place in Washington over the past two weeks with the repeal of Dodd Frank and then the effective repeal of the Volcker Rule sounds strikingly familiar to at least three previous periods in American History that led to total disaster. Show More Summary

Fed Grants Volcker Reprieve in Banks' Second Big Win This Month

``Banks added to their wins in Washington this month by getting a reprieve from the Volcker Rule that will let them hold onto billions of dollars in private-equity and hedge-fund investments for at least two more years.''

Fed’s Delay of Parts of Volcker Rule Is Another Victory for Banks

The banks' win on the Volcker Rule came just days after Congress passed legislation that gutted a regulation that focused on derivatives.

Goldman Sachs Sells $285 Million in Hedge Fund Holdings

Goldman has already sold $2.55 billion it had in hedge funds to comply with the Volcker Rule, which bars banks from several types of investing and trading with their own money.

The Volcker Rule and banks’ risk-taking

Four years ago, the Volcker Rule was codified as part of the Dodd–Frank Act in an attempt to separate allegedly risky trading activities from commercial banking. This column presents new evidence finding that those banks most affected by the Volcker Rule have indeed reduced their trading books much more than others. Show More Summary

Banks Push U.S. Fed To Delay Volcker Rule : WSJ

(Reuters) - Banks are lobbying U.S. policy makers for a delay of up to seven years from a provision requiring them to sell investments in private-equity and venture-capital funds, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Show More Summary

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