Bernanke Signals Flexibility on Tapering
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Wednesday that if the economy falls short of expectations, the Fed could change its tapering plans and even “potentially increase purchases for a time.”
Barney Frank Defends Dodd-Frank at TDAI Elite Advisor Summit
The legendary curmudgeon and bane of political opponents was well-received by the advisors in attendance.
Freddie Mac Sues Big Banks Over LIBOR
Government-owned Freddie Mac accuses the banks, including Bank of America, of acting collectively to hold down the U.S. dollar LIBOR.
4 Ways to Repeat the Mortgage Mess: Peter Wallison
Peter Wallison decries Washington's latest “fix” to prevent another repeat of the housing market collapse.
Ketchum’s Big SRO Omission
Richard Ketchum, CEO of FINRA, omitted a crucial detail in a recent interview he gave.
FINRA Shifts SRO Fight to Senate, as House Effort Falters
With the House unlikely to pursue an SRO bill this year, FINRA has set its sights on the Senate to push a bill that would give FINRA the authority to become the SRO for advisors.
As Geithner Departs Treasury, He Sees Economy Strengthening Gradually
Says he won't seek to be head of Fed, but will definitely be ‘learning how to fly-fish.’
SEC’s Top Cop, Khuzami, to Leave
The SEC’s top cop, Robert Khuzami, plans to leave the agency later this month after four years as its enforcement director, the SEC announced Wednesday.
Top 13 Regulatory Predictions for 2013
Former SEC Commissioner Annette Nazareth, who’s now with Davis Polk & Wardwell, and her colleague Gabriel D. Rosenberg released in early January their list of 13 key regulatory predictions for this year.
Why REITS Have Been on a Tear
Depressed prices, limited supply and a feverish quest for yield are just some of the factors that have propelled real estate to outperformance.