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Explaining proprietary trading and its risks

Feb 23, 2012
Prop trading, as it’s called on Wall Street, is the target of the Volcker Rule, a centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch explains what proprietary trading is, and why it’s potentially dangerous for our savings and the financial system.
Posted In: proprietary trading, Volcker Rule, Jamie Dimon, Banks

Volcker Rule aims for fewer risks in the market

Feb 14, 2012
There's renewed debate today about the so-called "Volcker Rule." It's part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform passed two years ago. Basically, the Volcker Rule says banks should take fewer risks in the market.
Posted In: Volcker Rule, Paul Volcker, Banks

Key financial reform gets push back

Feb 14, 2012
The Volcker Rule aims to prevent banks from betting their own money. Banks and foreign governments say could hurt markets more than it helps.
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Why mere mortals should know the name 'Volcker'

Feb 13, 2012
Former Fed chairman Paul Volcker is weighing in on the rule that bears his name. The banks are paying attention; you should, too.
Posted In: Paul Volcker, Volcker Rule

The Problems with the Volcker Rule

Oct 21, 2011
In Washington, a piece of the financial reform law that was passed last year is having a tough time getting implemented. It's called the Volcker...
Posted In: Andrew Sheng, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Paul Volcker, Satyajit Das, Volcker Rule

Help Write the Rules for Bank Gambling

Oct 17, 2011
Our big bank regulators have a couple of questions for you. Actually, make that 394 questions....
Posted In: david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Volcker Rule

Volcker Rule Ends Speculation, Creates Speculation

Oct 11, 2011
Of all the hundreds of rules passed to prevent another financial crisis, the one regulators begin unveiling today is perhaps the most feared by t...
Posted In: david brancaccio, dodd-frank, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, economy 4.0, Glass-Steagall, Volcker Rule

Dodd-Frank: If You Want to Drain the Swamp, Don't Ask the Frogs

Sep 22, 2011
Three years ago, the world was falling apart. Lehman Brothers was bankrupt, Merrill Lynch was bought for peanuts and the government's response wa...
Posted In: david brancaccio, dodd-frank, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, economy 4.0, Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk, Satyajit Das, Volcker Rule

'Casino' banks targeted in Volcker Rule

May 28, 2010
The Volcker rule is a cornerstone of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul. But what is it? Paddy Hirsch explains in this video from 2010.
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