Fed May Limit Wall Street Role in Commodities Markets
Curbs on banks may include include ownership limits in commodity businesses, restrictions on proportion of revenue derived from commodities, and increased capital requirements.
Cheap-Oil Era Tilts Geopolitical Power to U.S.
Increased U.S. shale oil and gas production shifts global influence toward U.S., away from Russia.
Fed Supervision of Largest Financial Firms Under Review
Investigation will evaluate whether Fed examiners are too deferential to the banks they oversee.
Upgrade to Stock Exchange Technology Rules
SEC approves rules designed to minimize likelihood that tech problems at Nasdaq, NYSE, Bats exchanges, and dark pools will have significant market impacts.
Yellen Gets That Sinking Feeling
Like Alan Greenspan before her, Janet Yellen faces the possibility that the Fed can't actually control long-term interest rates.
Is Lying in Negotiations a Crime?
Security trader contends his fraud conviction means false comments during negotiations—about anything from prices, quotas, and time pressure, to "shared love of a sports team"—are felonies.
The Cash Accumulation Paradox
Companies store up cash in an effort to improve the predictability of their business, but in the long run, cash hoarding may have the opposite effect.
CFTC Delays Overseas Swaps Rules
Enforcement of trading rules may not take effect until September 2015 for swaps booked in banks' overseas affiliates.
Should Corporate Treasury Worry About NDF Clearing?
The CFTC is considering mandating clearing of some non-deliverable forward contracts. Here’s how corporate end users would be affected.
Interest Rate Sensitivity of Investment-Grade Debt
$113 billion bet on high-grade debt may put investors at particular risk as interest rates rise.