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  1. What Is The Volcker Rule?

    The Volcker Rule is a subsection of the Dodd-Frank act (named after former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker), which attempts to limit the risky, speculative trading activities of hedge funds and investment banks. The Volcker Rule limits banks to only investing 3 ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 9:48am -

  2. Rethinking Occupy Wall Street

    I thought of Alexis Goldstein as just another disgruntled employee from the world of finance, but she's not. She had worked for Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, and elsewhere, and is now a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ms Goldstein shares ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 15 2012 - 5:45am -

  3. Volcker Rule Against the Ropes

    I guess it was a just a matter of time (and hundreds of millions of lobbying dollars), but now that the laser focus on banker misdeeds seems to be waning, lawmakers are signalling their willingness to dump the Volcker Rule forbidding prop trading at inves ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 27 2012 - 6:45am -

  4. Damn, it doesn’t feel good to be a trader

    For decades, traders have been the highest paid dudes on Wall Street. Deep six-figure bonuses were once de rigueur for the mere mortals while the full-fledged masters of the universe easily went on to eclipse their CEOs and rack up eight-figure bonuses as ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2011 - 8:00pm -

  5. The Volcker Rule and FX

      Quote   Bookmark   This is targeted to salesman and traders already working at a bank. So the volcker rule bans prop trading of "financial instruments" in investment banks and elaborates on its definition of a financial instrument. It then lis ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2013 - 11:01pm -

  6. Trader Pay No Longer Based on P&L?

    More changes are in the offing for prop traders who specialize in making markets, and these changes are going to effect the pocketbook. In a nutshell, market makers will only be allowed to be compensated on the spread of the securities in which they make ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2011 - 5:45am -

  7. A New Witch Hunt...or is it?

    After three plus years of snooping around, it seems that the Federal government is ready to blow the lid off insider trading wink-and-nudge practices at some of Wall Street's biggest name institutions. The key surrounds passing of nonpublic informati ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 20 2010 - 3:20pm -

  8. Volcker Rule and Dodd Frank effect on comp

      Quote   Bookmark   What is the effect of the Volcker Rule and Dodd Frank on the expected future cash flows of a career in bulge bracket trading? Please explain to me which desks are most effected by the new regulations and what is the compensation outlo ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2014 - 2:56pm -

  9. Shia LeBeouf: World's Greatest Trader

    With all the new financial rules and regulations, ideas such as "honesty" and "fairness" have forcibly been added to the dog-eat-dog mixture of markets. This creates a potential hale storm of falling pianos as to what can be viewed as ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2010 - 10:53am -

  10. Glencore: Goldman's worst nightmare?

    Interesting article on business insider about how Goldman is freaked out about the Volcker rule. Specifically, they're scared of Glencore and the threat it poses to their commodities business. Goldman is one of the 3 big BB commodities players, along ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2011 - 9:23pm -

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