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SEC research finds no merit in claim rules imperil trading

It didn't see a decline in total issuance of securities following the enactment of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act

The SEC economists said they found "no consistent empirical evidence" that regulations including the Volcker Rule, which restricts banks from making bets with their own capital, damped trading in US Treasuries.


US Securities and Exchange Commission economists are throwing cold water on Wall Street's persistent complaints that post-crisis regulations have made markets more susceptible to shocks.

The market dynamics of recent years weren't necessarily caused by stricter rules...

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