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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Oct 17, 2011
Our big bank regulators have a couple of questions for you. Actually, make that 394 questions....
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...
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...
Apr 11, 2011
Nearly sixty-seven years after an international conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire organized a new financial system, an unofficial...