The Volcker rule, explained

May 30, 2018
Today, the Federal Reserve is scheduled to take a step toward revising the Volcker rule. That’s the regulation, hated by the big banks, that limits risky trading practices. The Fed is one of five federal agencies that needs to weigh in on any changes. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Fed Board of Governors to consider changes to Volcker rule

May 29, 2018
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday is expected to take up a proposal to relax the Volcker rule. That’s the measure passed in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Big banks say the Volcker rule, which is designed to protect depositor money from risky investments, is too expensive and constraining. Click the audio […]

How to prevent a financial crisis

Jun 22, 2017
All of the major banks are expected to pass Federal Reserve stress testing this year.

The Volcker Rule may see some changes

Jan 20, 2017
Treasury secretary nominee Stephen Mnuchin hinted yesterday that he wants to simplify the Volcker Rule.

Banks look to exit commodities

Jan 30, 2014
Regulators are starting to take a closer look at the industry.

The first Volcker Rule loophole?

Dec 10, 2013
The federal government released a key part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform, and attorneys for banks are poring over its more than 900 pages.

Get excited for V-Day: Volcker Rule day!

Dec 10, 2013
Banks are eager to get a look at the rules on hedging -- and they'll also keep an eye on rules for CEO and board members.

For public good, not for profit.

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.

'Volcker Rule' to finally be a rule

Dec 4, 2013
U.S. regulators have announced that, after years of wrangling, on December 10 they are finally set to finalize the details of the so-called Volcker Rule.

Piecing together the Volcker rule 4 years later

Jul 17, 2013
It's been four years since Congress passed the Volcker Rule, a sweeping law aimed at fixing the financial system following its great collapse. But regulators still haven’t figured out how to implement it.