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Category: Market Regulation

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Politics

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Burying of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Report / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAndre Damon writes: Late last month, the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission issued the first official report on the causes of the 2008 financial meltdown.

The report is devastating. The commission interviewed over 700 witnesses, held 19 days of public hearings, and investigated millions of documents. Based on this research, it gives a fairly accurate picture of the fraud and criminality that led to the greatest financial catastrophe since the Great Depression.

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Politics

Friday, December 10, 2010

C-Span Interviews Janet Tavakoli about her presentation to the FHFA / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Janet_Tavakoli

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJanet Tavakoli describes the government’s role in regulating Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and how that role may change in the face of proposed legislation. Washington, DC

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Politics

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Repairing the Damage of “Fraud as a Business Model” / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Janet_Tavakoli

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePresentation to the Federal Housing Finance Agency Supervision Summit Washington, D.C.

IMF: I’M Fantasizing

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Politics

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

How the SEC stamped out Meaningful Financial Reform / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: Make no mistake: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a slippery political football.

But this early attempt at reform is actually just the kickoff for a political skirmish that will pit legislators, lobbyists and other hired guns against one another on the post-financial-crisis gridiron.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fixing FUBAR: Next Week in Washington D.C. / Stock-Markets / Market Regulation

By: Janet_Tavakoli

Next week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, hosts its Supervision Summit. Attendees comprise 300 "stakeholders," whom I'll address the morning of Wednesday, December 8, 2010 with a presentation titled: Repairing the Damage of "Fraud as a Business Model."

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Politics

Friday, November 19, 2010

Misplaced Values Distorted Our Financial System / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Barry_Elias

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week, I discussed how modern economists were insufficient in modeling real world financial decision-making.

My son, a junior at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, recalls our evening time spent working with his “math folder” when he was a young child, no more than three.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Why Wall Street Bonuses Will Cost Us All in the Long Run / Stock-Markets / Market Regulation

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: Wall Street firms may not be reaping the record-breaking revenues of 2004-2007, but they're paying themselves the lofty bonuses of that lavish era - and they're doing it at our expense and with the government's blessing.

Wall Street's pay packages, including bonuses, are set to total 4% more in 2010 than in the already record year of 2009, The Wall Street Journal recently reported.

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Politics

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Swiss Finish Sets New Standard for Global Bank Regulation / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Global_Intel_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleINCIDENT: The traditional Swiss finishing school taught young women etiquette and social graces, but international bank regulators are talking about something much tougher when they refer to a "Swiss finish" for global banks.

Just how tough became clear last week, 4 October, when a Swiss commission proposed that its two giant banks, UBS and Credit Suisse, be subjected to capital requirements of up to 19%, nearly three times as tough as the 7% capital-to-assets ratio recently suggested by the Basel Banking Committee as a minimum global standard.

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Politics

Friday, October 08, 2010

SEC Failure to Regulate Mortgage Backed Securities Resulted in Ponzi Scheme Fraud / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe problems associated with a clogged foreclosure system continue to mount. Foreclosures in 23 states have been halted by major banks after allegations surfaced of various illegal practices.

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Politics

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Elizabeth Warren In Office But Not In Power, Bankster's Cheer Tepid Financial Reforms / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHooray, Elizabeth Warren is to become a Special Assistant to President Obama in charge of setting up the Consumer Protection Bureau that she conceived. Alas, it is not to be the independent agency she wanted but a bureau within the Federal Reserve Bank, a branch of government that is really run by big banks which and did virtually nothing to protect consumers when they needed help the most.

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Companies

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Banks Catch a Break with Long Timeline for Implementing Basel III Regulations / Companies / Market Regulation

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKerri Shannon writes: Global regulators on Sunday agreed on new banking capital requirements - known as Basel III - that were much less severe than expected, boosting global financial stocks as investors were optimistic about banks' ability to comply.

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision agreed on new rules that will more than triple capital requirements to give banks a bigger cushion against losses. Banks will have to raise the amount of common equity they hold to 7% of assets, up from 2%.

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Politics

Monday, July 26, 2010

U.S. Financial Reform Bill is 2300 Pages of Gobbledygook / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Douglas_French

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWorrying that their friends on Wall Street are liable to blow themselves up any day with complex financial products and strategies, Congress has passed and Obama has signed 2,300-plus pages of financial reform that provides "an architecture reflective of the 21st century in which we live, but also one that would rebuild that trust and confidence," claims Senator Christopher Dodd who was the lead sausage grinder on the senate version of the bill.

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Politics

Friday, July 23, 2010

Rating Agencies Hold SEC Hostage / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Brady_Willett

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLess than 24-hours after President Obama signed the historic Wall Street Reform bill into law the SEC suspended the rule that makes the rating agencies more accountable for their ratings. According to the Wall Street Journal, as recently as June 30 the rating agencies thought that the provision for increased accountability had been omitted. They were wrong:

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Politics

Friday, July 23, 2010

Signing Financial Reform Is Signing Up For A New Struggle To Make It Real / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith eleven pens for souvenirs, President Obama signed the financial reform bill in a rare celebratory moment. Significantly, the ceremony did not take place in the Oval Office but up the block at the Ronald Reagan building perhaps to signal recalcitrant Republicans that this is a cause they should sign on to.

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Politics

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dean Baker: Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Was Doomed From the Start / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI thought this interview with Dean Baker was interesting. I obviously do not agree with everything that he says, especially regarding the deficits and the attitude of the markets towards them. The US markets are far removed from being efficient mechanisms of capital allocation these days, and as such are unreliable indicators of just about everything except the latest trading fads and speculative excess.

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Politics

Monday, July 19, 2010

Is the War on Wall Street Over? / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAn unusual word crept into the lexicon of the New York Times op-ed page, the arbiter of approved thought in the age of economic collapse. The new conservative columnist Ross Douthat dusted off a key phrase associated with Marxism, “class war.”

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Politics

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

James K. Galbraith Says The Financial System Must Be Reformed / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlthough I differ considerably from Mr. Galbraith's conclusion that government must take on a larger role financing the reconstruction through the active allocation of capital, I cannot fault his call for a serious reform of the financial system as the sine qua non for a sustainable recovery. Why substitute one version of financial engineering by corrupt politicians for another?

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Politics

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

U.S. Senate Financial Reform Too Little, Too Late To Prevent System Crash Again? / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Danny_Schechter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIs Anyone Really Capable Of Fixing Our Many Deeper Crises?

Progress is, as we have seen, “stalled” in Haiti six months after an earthquake that struck with the impact of a nuclear bomb. A country, we are told, that is trapped in its past actually may exemplify a more frightening future---a world whose institutions, agencies, governments and corporations are sinking in a swamp of their own making, unable and perhaps unwilling to repair catastrophic crises that are morphing into each other.

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Politics

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chris Whalen Calls for Reforms, But Gives Crony Capitalism and the Neo-Liberals a Rewrite / Politics / Market Regulation

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI enjoy Chris Whalen of the Institutional Risk Analyst. His outlook and perspective are generally well-informed and well to the point, fresh and practical.

In his most recent essay titled Building a New American Political Economy, excerpted below, he spends quite a few words in taking Paul Krugman and the stimulus crowd to task, or more accurately, out to the woodshed for what we used to call a 'proper thrashing.'

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Economics

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Economic Austerity or Stimulus Without Significant Reform Is Madness / Economics / Market Regulation

By: Jesse

The economy will not 'cure itself' through benign neglect and liquidationism, because it did not get this way by itself. It did not suffer an accident, or an act of God. This is an unfortunate application of the principle of human healing after an injury to the economy.

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