Tell me again: What's the Volcker Rule?

Dec 4, 2013
Regulators are close to deciding on the Volcker Rule to limit banks' speculative trading.

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…
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.
Angela Kim/Marketplace

MID-DAY UPDATE: Gold prices glitter and investors go "green"

Nov 9, 2010
Gold hit records highs today, topping more than $1,412.75 an ounce. Why are investors putting their faith in gold? Will the Republicans take aim at...