Financial Reform

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Volcker Rule – Banks’ Days of Crazy Profit Growth Are OVER

The Volcker Rule prohibits proprietary trading, and that could cost the eight biggest bank stocks anywhere from $8 billion to $10 billion in yearly pretax profits. More 

The Timeline for Tapering

Wade Hansen gives you the real timeline for how tapering should play out – and when you may want to think about scaling back your long exposure. More 

Obama’s Budget: Industry Winners and Losers

After unveiling his 2014 budget yesterday, President Obama was attacked by both the right and the left. Here are the industries most affected by the proposal. More 

Big Banks Pile Up Victories — at What Cost?

They're scoring on all fronts -- litigation, regulations and profitability. The glaring exception is in the failure to ensure the system's future safety. More 

As Long As Big Banks Rally, Breaking Up Will Be Hard to Do

Bank analyst Mike Mayo likely is right that a pruning of America's big banks would be great for shareholders -- but Wall Street won't mess with success. More 

NYSE Finds an $8.2 Billion Escape

After months of seeing the Big Board's business deteriorate and its stock price wither, its shareholders finally have something to cheer. More 

Exchange Stocks May Be Down for the Count

NYSE Euronext and Nasdaq OMX in particular have missed 2012's up market, and a rebound isn't in sight because of regulatory changes that are throttling volume. More