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$1000 an Hour Lawyers are Already Using These Tricks to Help Banks Avoid...

A Wall Street Journal headline from last Friday, though all too predictable, revealed yet again how very pointless are bank-capital requirements, naïve regulations in the form of the much vaunted...

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Here’s Why the Bank Bailouts are Still Crippling the Economy

  The bank bailouts of 2008 continue to bring the broad economy harm, all the while restraining the ability of the banking system to get back on its feet. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. To put it...

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Investing in Banks: Why Morgan Stanley is Under the Microscope

Lots of eye-popping headlines from activity in the Financial Sector (NYSE:XLF) today, and Jamie Dimon is no longer involved, though he stands with us in spirit. Your cheat sheet to the day’s top...

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Here are the Volcker Rule’s After Effects

The Volcker Rule, if implemented in present form according to Bernstein project, will cut revenue for Wall Street brokers by 25%. The leaked version, if true, has far reaching implications for...

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What Will Banks Say About This Volcker Rule?

On Tuesday, regulators put out the Volcker Rule proposal for public comment. The proposal will limit Wall Street’s ability to trade for its own profit, consequently kicking off what could potentially...

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Volcker Rule Will Cost U.S. Banks $1 Billion

The Volcker rule will cost U.S. national banks about $1 billion for compliance and capital, according to a government estimate. Part of the Dodd-Frank Act meant to ban proprietary trading and limit...

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Congress Debates Enforcement of Costly Volcker Rule

Republicans voiced their opposition to a signature aspect of the President Barack Obama’s financial reform today in Congress, saying it has become too costly and complex to enforce. Hot Feature:...

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Wells Fargo Sells Overland Stake

In a move to adhere to stricter risk management standards, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) announced plans to sell its majority stake in Overland Advisors LLC. Don’t Miss: Wells Fargo Determined to Continue...

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One Equity Partners Becomes Independent of JP Morgan

On Friday, JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) announced that its private equity unit, One Equity Partners, was going to become independent. One Equity Partners is going to raise the next investment fund...

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S&P: Major European Banks Are Facing Big Risks

Standard & Poor’s lowered the credit ratings of Barclays (NYSE:BCS), Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), and Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) because it says new regulations and uncertain market conditions are...

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Will the Volcker Rule Finally End ‘Too Big to Fail’?

Paul Volcker; Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/harvardethics/ On Tuesday, after more than three years of delay and intense lobbying, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange...

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New Commodity Trading Rules Good for Big Oil

The move by banking and securities regulators to ban proprietary trading at financial institutions could put an end to Wall Street’s dominance in the commodity hedging game, giving greater advantage...

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Legal Costs Keep 2013 Bank Profits From All-Time High

If any banking analysts are looking for a sign that the massive blight the financial crisis left on the financial sector’s balance sheets has passed, they need look only as far as the combined profit...

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Low Trading Revenues Hit Goldman Sachs in the Knees, Again

After a difficult and disappointing third-quarter, in which revenue fell 20 percent, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) shareholders were waiting to see whether the investment bank’s powerful trading machine...

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Stress Tests 2014: Can Banks Withstand Increasing Interest Rates?

Investors and analysts alike are confident the six largest United States financial institutions — JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, and...

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JPMorgan Finally Dumps Commodities Trading Unit After a Rough 2013

In the past year, regulators turned their attention to the large financial institutions that dominate the business of physical commodities trading. With new rules penned by Congress limiting the...

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One Equity Partners Becomes Independent of JP Morgan

On Friday, JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) announced that its private equity unit, One Equity Partners, was going to become independent. One Equity Partners is going to raise the next investment fund...

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S&P: Major European Banks Are Facing Big Risks

Standard & Poor’s lowered the credit ratings of Barclays (NYSE:BCS), Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), and Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) because it says new regulations and uncertain market conditions are...

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Goldman Down in Earnings: Is More Trouble on the Horizon?

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is soon to be staring down the barrel of a new financial reform law — the “Volcker Rule,” named after former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. The law was created in 2010...

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Are the Rules Finally Changing for Wall Street?

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zieak/ “The phrase ‘too big to fail’ has entered into our everyday vocabulary,” wrote then-Chair of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and former...

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