Articles About Banking

Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
08.25.2010

Volcker Rule Is Giving Big Banks Headaches

Curiosity is growing about which Wall Street banks will be the first to get out of proprietary trading or the private equity business as they restructure to come into compliance with new financial regulatory reform legislation. The Volcker Rule – named for former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker – limits banks from these practices and […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
08.04.2009

Global Financial Meltdown? Not in Norway

One European nation has escaped the worldwide financial meltdown and recession.  It’s Norway, which saved its money – rather than spent – through the boom years. As a result of frugal financial management, Norwegian housing prices and consumption are on the upswing and interest rates are affordable.  Norway’s fiscal responsibility of its income from enormous […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
05.20.2009

There’s Method in Warren Buffett’s Madness

Warren Buffett’s loyal followers are wondering what got into the Oracle of Omaha when he told CNBC  that this is “a great time to be in banking“, praised Wells Fargo’s massive earning power, and said that the government doesn’t need to provide capital to or nationalize banks. Although some critics dismissed Buffett’s statements as biased […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
03.05.2009

Deep Freeze of an Unregulated Economy

Iceland’s economic collapse, the result of a reckless government and a lack of financial regulation, is an object lesson to Americans who fear increased — but necessary – markets oversight. Icelandic debt is 10 times the country’s GDP!  In the United States, our debt would have to be close to $100 trillion to put us […]

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