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Category: Market Regulation

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Politics

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Scandalous Market Regulators Emerge After Every Economic Crisis / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Mark_Thornton

The Democratic Party had its message on the economy well-prepared for the recent election. From President Obama to his campaign directors to campaign advisor-hacks, all the way down to the local party patsies, the message was uniform and well rehearsed. “We do not want to return to the failed economic policies of four years ago. Those policies caused the economic crisis that almost put the country back in a great depression. We cannot return to the naïve policy that deregulation is good for the economy.

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Politics

Friday, June 29, 2012

Obama versus the Hedge Fund Industry / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Clif_Droke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMost investors are aware that the 4-year cycle peak comes into play this year. What few realize is how both Washington and Wall Street are using this cycle as a fulcrum for gaining political as well as economic advantage. In this commentary we’ll look at how the hedge fund industry is manipulating certain key markets for political ends as much as financial gain, and how even the president has been forced to respond. It will quickly become apparent how the puerile and self-serving actions of the top hedge fund managers serves to create friction for everyone concerned.

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Companies

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Right Regulatory Formula for Markets / Companies / Market Regulation

By: Frank_Holmes

Last weekend, I had the chance to experience the thrill of Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada in Montreal. Seeing the incredible fluidity and flexibility of every race car, it got me thinking about how F1 has evolved over the past 60 years. Cars are now aerodynamic like a jet fighter, designed with wings that use the same principle as an aircraft and tires that withstand tremendous forces. Even with all these incredible advancements in technology, rules and regulations have been streamlined to reduce costs and improve safety. Since 1994, there hasn't been a fatal accident in the motorsport.

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Politics

Friday, June 15, 2012

Former Goldman Sachs Director Rajat Gupta Found Guilty on Four Counts of Insider Trading / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Jesse

Jury deliberated only two days, finding Gupta guilty on four counts of insider trading, and innocent of two counts.

This was clearly a case of failing to maintain GPS coordinates when burying the bodies for your masters, and failing to provide sufficient campaign donations to the plutocracy.

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Politics

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Uncleared Derivatives Market To Be Regulated? / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Ian_R_Campbell

Why Read: Because this report may prove to be of great significance over the next few months.

Featured Article: An article this morning reports that the Financial Stability Board ('FSB) plans to issue proposals on rules encouraging banks to put derivatives trades through a central clearing house as part of a regulations aimed at reducing risk in what is described in the article as the $700 trillion derivatives industry. The article goes on to say:

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Politics

Monday, May 14, 2012

How to Fix Financial Services Regulation / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Paul_Tustain

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs I was reading of yet another spectacular mismatch between bank managers' competence and their remuneration, and this time at JP Morgan no less, I realized there is a simple solution which really could be implemented.

Make the cost of regulation zero - or very nearly - for unlimited liability partnerships. Then let judicious self-interest, exercized by the partners themselves, do the rest.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, April 14, 2012

NASDAQ Seeks To Pay Market Makers In Exchange For Improved ETF Trade & Quote Performance / Stock-Markets / Market Regulation

By: ETF_Daily_News

Jackie Noblett, writing for Ignites.com, spotted a recent SEC filing by Nasdaq that proposes a “Market Quality Program” (MQP) where, “an ETF sponsor would pay an annual fee of $50,000 to $100,000 per ETF to Nasdaq. The fee, which would be in addition to the traditional listing fees, would be passed on to market makers in the form of a rebate in exchange for improving trade and quote performance. Any fees not paid out to market makers would go back to the ETF sponsor.”

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Stock-Markets

Friday, March 09, 2012

Don't Let the SEC Tread on Your Money Market Funds! / Stock-Markets / Market Regulation

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: SEC chairman Mary Schapiro announced last week that she has set her sights on your money market funds.

I'm sorry, but that makes no sense at all. Losses on money market fund investments have been trivial in the almost 40 years they have existed.

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Politics

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We Don’t Need No Government Market Regulation / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Jan_Skoyles

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTaking the title from a recent Guardian article, Jan Skoyles looks at the arguments made by Thomas Frank, in his new book ‘Pity the Billionaire’ , against the Republican  nominees’ demands for less regulation. Mr Frank believes that the on-going financial crisis demonstrated the need for more regulation. She looks at the reasons against government regulation and argues that it should be down to the markets.

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Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Playing the 'Free Markets' Canard and the Myth of Self Regulation / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis Articleca·nard/kəˈnär(d)/

Noun:

a. An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story : a fabricated report
b. a groundless rumor or belief.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our Financial "Regulators" Just Let Us Down Again / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: The Dodd-Frank Act became law 18 months ago, and it may be hard to believe, but we still aren't any better off now than we were then.

Indeed, the regulators that are supposed to be protecting us from a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis can't - or refuse - to get the job done.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, November 04, 2011

Financial Crisis Inside Story, How the Regulators Let Us All Down / Stock-Markets / Market Regulation

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: Did you hear the story about MF Global?

No, not the headlines about its bankruptcy - the real story. If you haven't heard it yet, it goes something like this.

MF Global became a primary dealer only eight months ago.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, June 19, 2011

U.S. Seeks to Curtail OTC Highly Leveraged Trading in Paper Commodities and Currencies / Stock-Markets / Market Regulation

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs part of the reform of derivatives, Dodd-Frank is seeking to prohibit Over the Counter (meaning non-exchange) trading of commodities at leverage of greater than 10:1.

The off exchange traders, particularly those trading in currencies, had expanded their markets into various commodities, offering non-product backed paper trading at very high rates of leverage.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, June 10, 2011

JPMorgan vs. Bank of America, Financial Regulation Debate Showdown Between Bernanke and Dimon / Stock-Markets / Market Regulation

By: Bloomberg

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBruce Berkowitz of Farholme Capital spoke with Bloomberg Television's Erik Schatzker this afternoon from the Morningstar investor conference in Chicago.

Berkowitz said that financial services companies are "stronger and better than they have been in a very long time" and that Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is "doing a good job."

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Politics

Friday, June 10, 2011

U.S. Politicians Engaged in Ongoing Sabotage Of Financial Reform / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSome years back Thomas Franck nailed it in his book, “The Wrecking Crew.” It was subtitled “How Conservatives Rule” and showed how narrow self-interest and well practiced cynicism in the service of partisan warfare has crippled our political system resulting in a deep paralysis despite the threat of a collapse.

I call it sabotage, a tactic that goes way back and involves deliberate effort to insure that reforms are effectively undermined.

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Politics

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Financial Reform Follies: JPMorgan's Dimon Shows Why Washington Does Not Get it / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Money_Morning

Keith Fitz-Gerald writes: By upstaging U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke at the International Monetary Conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon drove home a crucial point: The U.S. version of "financial reform" just doesn't work.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, April 04, 2011

How to Profit From Nonsense -- New Financial Regulations / Stock-Markets / Market Regulation

By: Jared_Levy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne way of searching for investment opportunities is to look for businesses that are thriving with products and services that are in demand. But another method for finding investment opportunity is counterintuitive: Look for something that is broken or doesn't make sense. Once you locate that problem or fault, either look for a company that may have a solution or perhaps look at the problem itself to see if it is viable or just noise.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Who’s Going to Regulate the Regulators? / Stock-Markets / Market Regulation

By: Clif_Droke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe single most dominant theme among political commentators is the belief that government should do something – anything – to fix the financial system. Regardless of party affiliation, there is a near universal agreement that government should be charged with the task of regulating the financial realm in order to prevent another catastrophe.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Fannie and Freddie Reform: Too Little, Too Late / Housing-Market / Market Regulation

By: MISES

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid D'Amato writes: At the beginning of February, amidst Beltway budget clamoring and ahead of yesterday's statement from Bernanke, the Treasury issued a report to Congress announcing efforts to "wind down" Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The report, though conspicuously lacking in detail, sets forth three alternatives for reducing the role of the two government-backed companies, none of which actually prune the state's role in the housing market. Whatever route Congress decides to take, the fundamental problems that bedevil the present framework and caused the housing bubble (and resultant financial calamity) are left unaltered.

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Politics

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is Central Economic Planning at its Worst / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Last week, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) presented its results to the Financial Services Committee. As with most other politically-appointed commissions, the results of the FCIC's investigation were easy to predict. Established by the same congress that gave us national healthcare and with a majority of its members appointed by those who seek to solve every problem with more government intervention, it was no surprise that the commission's findings would favor increased government intervention in the economy. Minority members were not substantively involved in the commission's operations, and the commission attempted to exclude their dissenting views by granting them very limited space to do so.

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