Analysis: Derivatives proposal would have far-reaching effects

04/27/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., got a measure into the regulatory-reform bill that would force banks to divest their derivatives-trading operations. While the measure could still die, it shows that lawmakers are willing to consider ideas that could seriously affect derivatives portfolios of major banks, according to The Wall Street Journal. The proposal likely would have a number of consequences for banks, bank-stock investors and taxpayers.

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