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Federal Reserve delays parts of Volcker rule until 2017

Dec 19, 2014 at 03:56 | Source: BBC

The US Federal Reserve has given Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, a key provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. The rule prevents federally-insured banks from using their own money when invest...

Hawaii, Texas banks outperform Wall Street titans

Apr 11, 2014 at 17:22 | Source: Market Watch

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)  and Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC)  report earnings today, but you may want to steer clear of the Wall Street titans and consider buying shares of tiny banks in Hawaii, Texas and West Virginia. Largely unknown reg...

Janet Yellen stays the course, says Federal Reserve to keep trimming stimulus

Feb 12, 2014 at 11:51 | Source: Economic Times

WASHINGTON: Janet Yellen, fresh from taking the helm of the Federal Reserve, made it clear on Tuesday she would not make any abrupt changes to US monetary policy, saying the central bank was on track to keep reducing its stimulus even though the lab...

Bad weather may cloud retail-sales report

Feb 10, 2014 at 04:37 | Source: Market Watch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — January’s retail sales may have one of the worst showings in months as central-bank watchers parse Janet Yellen’s testimony at her first Capitol Hill hearings as the Federal Reserve’s new chief. Click to Play What ...

New EU rules seek to make too-big-to-fail banks less risky

Jan 29, 2014 at 16:15 | Source: FirstPost

BRUSSELS: The European Union's executive arm is set to present a long-awaited financial market reform meant to defuse risk-taking by the largest banks and protect taxpayers from the potential costs of rescuing them.Wednesday's EU Commission proposal ...

New EU banking sector reforms criticised for having 'no effect'

Jan 28, 2014 at 17:17 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

EU proposals to reduce banks’ exposure to risk – due to be unveiled later this week – fall short of the steps advised by experts to avoid future financial crises, critics charged on Monday. The European Commission is expected on We...

How much did the 2008 financial crisis cost; about $180,000 a person?

Jan 23, 2014 at 04:47 | Source: Economic Times

By: Eduardo Porter On Sept. 15, 2008, the investment bank Lehman Bros. collapsed after a long struggle to avoid bankruptcy, paralyzing the world's financial networks and tipping the U.S. economy into an abyss from which it has not yet fully emerged. ...

4 ways the Fed taper puts your money at risk

Jan 13, 2014 at 17:22 | Source: Market Watch

“I don’t know what they are, but I know where they are!” I had to chuckle when a fellow trader with whom I worked uttered that remark about the markets in which he trafficked. In so many words, he was admitting that he focused almost entirely ...

As earnings approach, bank investors look to future

Jan 10, 2014 at 23:37 | Source: Market Watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The banks’ fourth-quarter earnings start next week. But what investors really want to know is how banks are reinventing themselves for the long term. Reuters The industry has been widely criticized for being a major caus...

Casino banking set to continue

Jan 09, 2014 at 22:32 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

The basic premise of the Volcker Rule is laudable: Commercial banks with access to government-insured deposits should not be allowed to speculate in financial markets. Initiated by Paul Volcker, a former Fed chairman, and backed by President Barack ...

The challenges that Janet Yellen faces as US Federal Reserve chief

Jan 07, 2014 at 14:35 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: Janet Yellen will take the helm of a Federal Reserve facing a significantly different economic landscape than the one that dominated Ben Bernanke's tenure as chairman, confronting her with different decisions as well.Bernanke's eight year...

Volcker Rule Challenged in U.S. Court by Bank Group

Dec 25, 2013 at 10:00 | Source: Bloomberg

The final version of the Volcker Rule was challenged in a lawsuit over claims that requiring small banks to divest their holdings in some collateralized debt obligations will cause them about $600 million in losses. The American Bankers Association ...

Plenty of fault in Dimon’s tennis-themed holiday card

Dec 21, 2013 at 00:17 | Source: Market Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — By now you’ve probably seen the family holiday card sent out by Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive of J.P. Morgan Chase. It was published by Quartz and quickly emerged as a trending topic on Twitter — at le...

Are banks dead? Investing in the new financials

Dec 16, 2013 at 19:32 | Source: Market Watch

The world of banking has changed tremendously in a very short period of time. Sure, a lot of it is because of the financial crisis. But that’s not the whole story. A host of technological innovations, regulations and long-term trends have reshaped...

Most Read on Bloomberg: Volcker Rule, Coveted Equity Traders

Dec 15, 2013 at 14:00 | Source: Bloomberg

Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Wall Street faces more intensive government scrutiny of trading after U.S. regulators issued what they billed as a strict Volcker rule today, imposing new curbs designed to prevent financial blowups while leaving many details t...

Volcker rule may not rein in speculation in Wall Street

Dec 12, 2013 at 13:12 | Source: FirstPost

Various regulators in the United States working together managed to finalise the final version of the Volcker rule on December 10, 2013. The rule is named after the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker.Volcker was the Chairman of the ...

Fischer close to becoming No. 2 at Fed: reports

Dec 12, 2013 at 01:27 | Source: Market Watch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The White House is near naming Stanley Fischer to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, according to several reports on Wednesday. Fischer, 70, headed the Bank of Israel for eight years before retiring in June. Th...

The Yellen bubbles and investing going forward

Dec 12, 2013 at 01:27 | Source: Market Watch

In the years following the financial crisis, including in my 2010 New Year's letter, I talked about how commentators, pundits, financial advisers and various amateurs would incessantly rant for years trying to predict the next bubble. My predicting ...

Volcker Rule Leaves Market Making Ops Intact

Dec 12, 2013 at 00:00 | Source: Bloomberg

Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Christopher Wheeler, Analyst of Banking at Mediobanca, discusses the Volcker Rule's affect on banks outside the U.S. and an unexpected resignation from RBS. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's “The Pulse.” (...

Banks' World Under Dodd-Frank Takes Shape With Volcker Rule

Dec 12, 2013 at 00:00 | Source: Bloomberg

President Barack Obama with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, left center, and House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank, right center, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, right, during a&am...

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