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The cost of trading
January 31, 2014
Even if you do everything right in your first few trades and make money, you still have to pay the bills. Just like every business, trading has costs. Here are some to be aware of before you make your first trade.
Basel Committee makes concessions to banks on debt-limit rules
Jim Brunsden, Bloomberg
January 12, 2014
Global regulators diluted a planned debt limit for banks amid warnings that the measure would penalize low-risk financial activities.
UBS, Credit Suisse payout hopes ebb as regulators tighten leash
Elena Logutenkova, Bloomberg
December 17, 2013
Prospects for fatter dividend payouts from Switzerland’s biggest banks are receding as Swiss authorities ratchet up capital demands.
Technicians turn gold bulls as SocGen warns of financial bubbles
October 24, 2013
The price of gold gained $10 per ounce in London trade Thursday morning, gaining 2.2% for the week so far to trade at $1,346 as several analysts said they were "turning bullish."
Balance sheet liquefaction and the race for precious metals
October 2, 2013
The Fed seems to be stuck because of housing market weakness and its associated mortgage backed securities. The repo market appears to be where the stress is most threatening, though hidden from view.
U.S. banks seen freezing payouts under harsh leverage rule
Yalman Onaran and Jesse Hamilton, Bloomberg
July 10, 2013
The biggest U.S. banks may continue hoarding profits as they face stricter capital rules than foreign competitors.
Deutsche Bank to reduce assets as leverage requirements tighten
Nicholas Comfort, Bloomberg
July 7, 2013
Continental Europe’s biggest bank will reduce its balance sheet as regulators implement stricter rules on the relation of equity to total assets.
Leverage loved in equities spurs broadest rally since 1995
Alexis Xydias, Bloomberg
May 20, 2013
The most-indebted U.S. companies are rallying more than any time in almost four years compared with the rest of the stock market amid the broadest rally since at least 1995.
CFTC says Florida firms illegally pitched metals to retail traders
January 28, 2013
Secured Precious Metals allegedly allowed clients to trade metals with as little as 20% down, bucking rules put in place with Dodd-Frank.
CFTC settles on 50-1 leverage for retail FX
Daniel P. Collins
August 30, 2010
The CFTC completed final rules related to its regulatory obligation over retail forex, tightening the amount of leverage available to traders but not by nearly as much as previously proposed.