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Volcker Rule

Trade Deals: Backdoor Financial Deregulation

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Lori Wallach

Wall Street has a new power tool to demolish financial stability policies, and it comes from a source many would not expect.

Goldman Backlash Good News For Volcker Rule

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

* Departing exec's editorial calls out treatment of clients * Reform advocates say shows need for tough Volcker rule * S...

Still Waiting On That CEO Pay Rule, Guys

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

You know your boss makes more than you. But do you know how much more? The architects of the Dodd-Frank act would like you to know. That's why they...

Too Big to Fail and the Volcker Rule

Ted Kaufman | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

Universal agreement on a goal -- no possibility of a future bank bailout -- doesn't necessarily mean that goal will be achieved. Our major banks are still too big to fail.

Volcker Rule Deadline Likely Blown

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

Here's news that will surprise no one who's been watching the tortured fights over the Volcker Rule: The controversial financial regulation is not lik...

Volcker: Banks 'Shouldn't Be Fighting The Concept' Of My Rule

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

By Stanley Carvalho and Martina Fuchs ABU DHABI, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, who lent his na...

The Volcker Rule: Return to Sender

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Paul Volcker deserves better. In the hands of Tim Geithner's Treasury, the Rule named for Volcker supposedly limiting speculative mischief by government-guaranteed banks is fast becoming a cumbersome parody of itself.

Google Goggles: Seven And A Half Things To Know

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

There are 17 different things a guy can do when he lies to give him away, but there are only seven and a half things you need to know today. Here they...

Parsing the Debate Over the Volcker Rule

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

It's possible that this entire kerfuffle over the Volcker Rule is just hot air. But we won't really know the full costs, before we try it out and drive it awhile.

Jamie Dimon Beware: The Wall Street Journal Says It Is Time to Break Up the Big Banks

David Paul | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business
David Paul

Our finance industry is on the attack again. The industry target now is the Volcker rule -- the proposed rule that would limit the ability of banks to trade for their own account. Leading the attack has been JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon.

Fed Official's Relationship Status: It's Complicated With The Volcker Rule

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

* Fed bank supervisor says rule presents big challenge * Telling market making from prop. trading may be hardest * 17,00...

Where Is Jamie Dimon When You Need Him?

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Now, when there are some very real and very serious anti-American actions being asked for, Dimon is strangely silent. Could it be because the current anti-American requests coincide with his claims against financial reform? Of course it is.

The Volcker Rule and Wall Street's Pliant Media Plant

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

There he goes again. Wall Street is fighting tooth and nail to emasculate the Dodd-Frank Bill, focusing its artillery on the Volcker Rule, namely those sections calling for the elimination of proprietary trading by banking institutions.

Alexander Eichler

Occupy The SEC Marches In Support Of A Strong Volcker Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A crowd of some 60 people were milling outside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Financial District Monday afternoon. They liste...

We Need a Strong Volcker Rule

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

Put simply, the Volcker Rule takes deposit-taking, loan-making banks out of the business of high-risk, conflict-ridden trading -- leaving that to the hedge funds, if they choose to do it.

Marcus Baram

Volcker Rule Needs To Be Tougher, Former Citi Chair John Reed Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

Amid the hue and cry on Wall Street that the Volcker rule goes too far to restrict banking activities, the former CEO of one giant bank thinks that th...

Mark Gongloff

Wall Street Fears Volcker Rule Will Force Testosterone Monitoring

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

It will hurt big banks and small banks, foreign banks and domestic banks, state and local governments, big corporations and the poor. It may well make...

'Not So': Volcker Responds To Critics Who Say His Rule Will Wreak Havoc On Banks

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

Paul Volcker has two words for the people who say the new banking-sector rule that bears his name is going to wreak havoc on the financial system: "No...

Protect Taxpayers Now With a Strong Volcker Rule

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The argument for the Volcker Rule is obvious -- we shouldn't allow risky bets that pay enormous bonuses to bankers if they work, but stick taxpayers with the bill if they fail.

Seven And A Half Things To Know: Volcker Monday, Zombie Bank Accounts and Billboard Houses

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

There are a million stories in the naked city, but only seven and a half things you need to know today. Here they are: Thing One: Greece On Fir...

Seven And A Half Things To Know: Income Gap, Whining Wall Street, Charlie Bit The Interwebs

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

Eight days a week are not enough to show I care, but seven and a half things are all you need to know today. Here they are: Thing One: Income I...

Goldman Official: Controversial Regulation May Actually Help Bank's Profitability

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

* Rule might help Goldman's return on equity - CFO * Banks can buy lower, sell higher to reflect risk * Quicker asset tu...

Signs At Major Bank That Wall Street Still Fears The Volcker Rule

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

Financial reform might just be reforming finance. Citigroup is shuttering its proprietary trading desk -- a unit that makes bets with the firm's ow...

Wall Street Lobbyists Could Severely Weaken Derivative Regulation

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

Wall Street lobbyists are trying hard to weaken the extent to which the government can police a practice that played a central role in the 2008 financ...

Marcus Baram

Volcker Rule Limps To Finish Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

"The Watchdog" is back off the leash, with more bark and bite. After a six-month break to focus on some other duties here at HuffPost, I'm happy to be...