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The SECs Mission: Proving Its A Fair Game
September 29, 2010 @ 13:44 PM | By Ivy Schmerken

wo former SEC Chairmen, Harvey Pitt, Kalorama Partners, and Richard Breeden, Breeden & Co., discussed the future of the SEC, with Maria Bartiromo, of CNBC, covering what the agency has done to restore investor confidence and why circuit breakers, the main course of action, have been problematic.

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Hiring Freeze At Morgan Stanley Feeds Fear of Layoffs
September 28, 2010 @ 11:39 AM | By Ivy Schmerken

With all sorts of gloom and doom reports about Wall Street hiring freezes and lower trading profits floating around the media today, you would think the sky is falling once again.

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Is Dow 12K Going to Pull in the Retail Investor?
September 27, 2010 @ 17:34 PM | By Ivy Schmerken

The question on CNBC today was whether Dow 12,000 will cause retail investors to stampede back into the market.

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The LME, Europe's Last Open Outcry Trading Floor
September 21, 2010 @ 11:39 AM | By Greg MacSweeney

Dow Jones Newswires' Andrea Hotter takes a look at the last bastion of open outcry trading in Europe and one of the few remaining in the world, the London Metal Exchange. Tracing its history from inception to current day, she examines the various ways to trade metals.

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TGIF: The Faces of Debt
September 17, 2010 @ 11:47 AM | By Melanie Rodier

In this Daily Show video, Jon Stewart takes a close look at what Vice-President Joe Biden has termed "The Summer of Recovery."

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SEC To Look At Banks' "Window Dressing"
September 17, 2010 @ 11:36 AM | By Melanie Rodier

The SEC is to tackle a loophole in bank regulations that came to light during the financial crisis. The loophole allows a practice known as "window dressing," reports John Dimsdale in this MarketPlace report.

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Morgan Stanley's Early History May Signal Bright Outlook for Prop Trading Desks
September 16, 2010 @ 11:28 AM | By Justin Grant

Morgan Stanley, which celebrated its 75th anniversary this week, owes its very existence to the type of stringent financial regulations now forcing banks to ponder the fate of their proprietary trading operations.

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Rips Dodd-Frank Bill's Derivatives Rule
September 15, 2010 @ 11:11 AM | By Justin Grant

JP Morgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon warns that recent financial reforms enacted in the U.S. and around the world will lead to higher costs and less credit for large and small investors alike, the Financial Times reports.

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New Basel Rules Aren't As Tough As They Could Be (video)
September 13, 2010 @ 11:49 AM | By Melanie Rodier

In this video, CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman, discusses with David Katz, CIO, Matrix Asset Advisors, why the new Basel rules aren't as tough as expected, and their impact on the markets.

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Diverging Opinions Over OMS/EMS Integration
September 08, 2010 @ 09:09 AM | By Ivy Schmerken

We have been writing about the debate over integrating the order management and execution management systems for the past five years. And still the issue is unresolved.

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Hedge Funds Under Pressure to Deliver as 2010 Winds Down
September 07, 2010 @ 12:12 PM | By Justin Grant

After yet another month of mixed results, hedge fund managers are under growing pressure to deliver strong results in the last four months of 2010, the Financial Times reports.

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Bernanke To Testify Before FCIC On Financial Crisis
September 02, 2010 @ 09:18 AM | By Melanie Rodier

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to testify today before the FCIC. In this CNBC video, Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission discusses what the hearings will investigate. A lot of it will be on history, and what drove specific Fed decisions at the height of the crisis, Holtz-Eakin suggests.

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JPMorgan Chase to Close Proprietary Trading Unit, Rivals May Follow Suit
September 01, 2010 @ 12:34 PM | By Justin Grant

JPMorgan Chase is getting a head start on the Volcker Rule's controversial stipulation banning banks from trading their own money, and is shutting down its proprietary commodity trading segment. Although the new regulation gives banks two years to shut down such operations, the firm opted to act now since the troubled markets have dampened investor appetite for commodities risk, The Financial Times reports.

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