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Market Outlook: Volker volte-face

The Trader

The Volker-rule, which has limited banks’ scope to take on risky trades introduced after the financial crisis of 2008, was yesterday eased a little. The Federal Reserve’s chairman, Jerome Powell, said regulators aimed to "replace overly complex and inefficient requirements with a more streamlined set". Key here is the ability to make markets as opposed to proprietary trading. 

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