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Proprietary trading -- when a bank invests its own funds in order to make a profit -- is the target of the Volcker Rule, a centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform overhaul. So what does the rule do? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains with a casino analogy.


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Paddy Hirsch is a Senior Editor at Marketplace and the creator and host of the Marketplace Whiteboard. Follow Paddy on Twitter @paddyhirsch and on facebook at


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