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Will restricting proprietary trading and stricter derivatives regulation make the US financial system more stable?


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  • Jan Kregel

    (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College)


Two of the major provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, passed into law on July 21 2010, aim to reduce speculation with financial institutions own funds using highly leveraged derivatives. The so-called Volcker rule limits the ability to trade as principal in what is known as proprietary trading and the Lincoln Amendment or the push out rule limits derivatives dealing for regulated, insured banks. A complement to the Lincoln amendment requires that all over the counter derivatives be cleared through official mechanisms and traded on regulated exchanges similar to those used for commodities.

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Article provided by Economia civile in its journal PSL Quarterly Review.

Volume (Year): 64 (2011)
Issue (Month): 258 ()
Pages: 227-247

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Handle: RePEc:psl:pslqrr:2011:33

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Keywords: financial regulation; naked CDS; Volcker Rule; Dodd Frank; Lincoln Amendment;

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  1. Jan Kregel, 2013. "More Swimming Lessons from the London Whale," Economics Public Policy Brief Archive ppb_129, Levy Economics Institute.
  2. Carlo D'Ippoliti, 2012. "Josef Steindl: Introduzione: sulle cause reali della crisi finanziaria (Introduction: on the real causes of the financial crisis)," Moneta e Credito, Economia civile, vol. 65(260), pages 279-292.
  3. Henri Sterdyniak & Maylis Avaro, 2013. "Banking union a solution to the euro zone crisis," Sciences Po publications 2013-20, Sciences Po.
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  5. Mario Tonveronachi & Elisabetta Montanaro, 2012. "Financial re-regulation at a crossroads: How the European experience strengthens the case for a radical reform built on Minsky's approach," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 65(263), pages 335-383.
  6. Alessandro Roncaglia, 2011. "Introduction," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 64(258), pages 189-191.


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