Federal Bank Deposit Insurance Limits

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The “Volcker Rule”: Proposals to Limit “Speculative” Proprietary Trading by Banks


The “Volcker Rule”: Proposals to Limit “Speculative” Proprietary Trading by Banks



In 1933, during the first 100 days of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Glass-Steagall Act (GSA) were enacted, setting up a pervasive regulatory scheme for the public offering of securities and generally prohibiting commercial banks from underwriting and dealing in those securities. Banks are subject to heavy, expensive prudential regulation, while th…