• Volcker Rule Portends Heightened Oversight of Trades

    Wall Street faces more intensive government scrutiny of trading after U.S. regulators issued the much-awaited Volcker rule today that is aimed at preventing financial blowups but still leaves many details unclear.

  • Volcker Rules: Banks Subjected to Trade Limits

    After three years of court-wrangling and trade-offs, the Volcker Rule will be finalized today by the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and three other agencies to restrict risky proprietary trading, while protecting economically essential activities such as market-making.