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Archive for April 2011

Foreign Exchange Swaps, Forwards and 30 Days to Comment

Foreign exchange (FX) swaps and forward contracts will be exempt from new Dodd-Frank derivatives rules, according to the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday. That reformatory legislation authorizes regulators to enact nearly 250 new rules to prevent another financial crisis. Treating the FX instruments like other derivatives could lead to further market instability, or so say [...]

Keeping It Simple

You know that big sign with all of the rules at the swimming pool? Read through them quickly, and you’ve got it. There is no need to commit them to memory when you’ve got a clear understanding. The writers of those swimming pool rules seem to know something that legislators and regulators must have missed. [...]