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Does the Volcker rule lower risk?

That’s banks doing proprietary trading for their own accounts, which was limited by Dodd-Frank.  But have those limitations been effective?  Maybe not, at least that is what Jussi Keppo and Josef Korte suggest in their newly published paper: We analyze the Volcker Rule’s announcement effects on U.S. Show More Summary

Fed Ups Ante in Bid to Make Banks Too Dull to Fail

The push and pull of financial regulation continues on Capitol Hill. As part of their ongoing effort to make big banks too dull to fail, the Federal Reserve wants to take the Volcker Rule a step further by putting an end to merchant banking (the practice whereby banks purchase stakes in companies rather than lending them money). Show More Summary

Congresswoman Presses Regulators on Volcker Rule Data

Representative Carolyn B. Maloney requested two years of information that could help inform the debate over the rule’s impact on the financial system.

Wall Street Traders May Soon Have To Live On Burger King ‘Whopperitos.’ The Horror.

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Guys, big banks just need a few more years to figure out how to add more loopholes to financial rule Esteemed Wall Street banks are on their knees asking the Fed for five more years to comply with the Volcker rule, a rule limiting what banks can do with our monies. Originally conceived as part

Breakingviews: Foot-Dragging on Volcker Rule Gives Banks’ Critics Ammunition

Wall Street banks are seeking until 2022 to offload investments banned by the rule, but the effort makes them appear to be trying to avoid oversight.

Wall Street dawdling only gives opponents a push

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley want till 2022 to offload investments banned by the Volcker Rule. They've already had six years to do so, a span when the stock market doubled. Even if the request has merits, it'll encourage harsher scrutiny and talk of more regulation.

Big Wall Street Firms Make Lame Excuse for Volcker Rule Non-Compliance, Ask for Additional Five Year Extension

Big Wall Street firms like Goldman and Morgan Stanley offer "dog ate my homework" excuses for failure to comply with the Volcker Rule.

Why Wall Street Wants Five Years to Implement the Volcker Rule

(Reuters) - Big Wall Street banks are asking the U.S. Federal Reserve to grant them an additional five-year grace period to comply with a financial reform regulation known as the Volcker rule, people familiar with the matter said. If...Show More Summary

Federal Reserve Extends 'Volcker Rule' Deadline, Giving CLO Market Breathing Room

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve has extended the deadline for banks to comply with the Volcker Rule for one additional year until July 21, 2017. CLOs under the final Dodd-Frank rules in December 2013 were classified as “covered funds” if they include bonds in their collateral pool. Depository [...]

Stephen Schwarzman And Blackstone: Wall Street's Unstoppable Force

EVER SINCE THE FINANCIAL crisis, risk--the fuel for Wall Street's astonishing profitability--has been forbidden fruit. The Volcker Rule, for example, means that today the mightiest trading firm, Goldman Sachs, is effectively blocked from proprietary trading. Show More Summary

In calling for a crackdown on banks, Sanders declares, 'Fraud is the business model of Wall Street'

A few years ago, one way to think about Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule and other post-financial crisis reforms was that the biggest banks would break themselves up to avoid the most onerous... To view the full story, click the title l...

Jefferies may be canary in shuttered Wall St mine

Unlike the rest of the U.S. securities industry, the firm controlled by $7.7 bln Leucadia isn’t barred from proprietary trading. So its quarterly results could offer some insight into just how much the Volcker Rule helps or hinders the likes of Goldman Sachs in volatile markets.

Breakingviews: Jefferies May Be Canary in Wall Street’s Shuttered Mine

The firm’s quarterly results could offer some insight into just how much the Volcker Rule helps or hinders investment banks in volatile markets.

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, 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

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