Posts filed under “Regulation”

Simplicity versus complexity in financial regulation

Category: Regulation, Think Tank

Fiduciary Duty of Brokers

Source: WSJ

Category: Finance, Legal, Regulation

Depositor Discipline of Risk-Taking by U.S. Banks

Depositor Discipline of Risk-Taking by U.S. Banks Stavros Peristiani and João Santos Liberty Street Economics April 14, 2014   This post is the second in a series of six Liberty Street Economics posts on liquidity issues. The recent financial crisis caused the largest rise in the number of bank failures since the unprecedented banking crisis…Read More

Category: Credit, Federal Reserve, Regulation, Think Tank

The Broken SEC Enforcement Mechanism

Today, I am compelled to direct your attention today to a column by my Bloomberg colleague Jonathan Weil, titled “The Best SEC Speech Ever.” The speech that Weil referred to in the headline was the retirement speech of Jim Kidney, a 25-year veteran trial attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Three things stood out…Read More

Category: Legal, Regulation

SEC: “A Tollbooth on the Bankster Turnpike”

Jim Kidney’s SEC Farewell Speech   Now what you have all come here for. To hear some final words from Jim Kidney. Emphasis on FINAL. I originally planned this to start at noon so I could give a four hour speech getting even. But sadly, it is not to be. I went through my grudge…Read More

Category: Legal, Regulation, Think Tank

Michael Lewis on Charlie Rose

Michael Lewis discusses his latest book: “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.”

Category: Regulation, Trading, Video

HFT: Fragility, Bubbles & Mayhem

Ian Fraser: “Not only is HFT legalized front-running. It is also a socially worthless activity that amplifies market movements, increases market fragility, inflates asset price bubbles, and naturally worsens market crashes. And as we saw with the ‘Flash Crash‘ of May 2010, it can also fuel market mayhem.” -Q-Finance Discuss . . .

Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Trading

Fracking Regulation

Source: Oil Buyer’s Guide, Bloomberg Brief

Category: Energy, Regulation

Rigged? High Frequency Trading Is Legalized Theft

On “60 Minutes” last night, author Michael Lewis made a bland assertion: High-frequency traders, he said, working with U.S. stock exchanges and big banks, have rigged the markets in their own favor. The only surprising thing about Lewis’s assertion was that anyone could be even remotely surprised by it. The math on trading is simple:…Read More

Category: Regulation, Technology, Trading

60 Minutes: Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

Steve Kroft reports on a new book from Michael Lewis that reveals how some high-speed traders work the stock market to their advantage

Is the U.S. stock market rigged?

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Category: Really, really bad calls, Regulation, Trading, Video