OTC derivatives

Update on the Derivatives Regulation War

My my. A few, now government funded, I might add, mega financial institutions (made that way with U.S. taxpayer help) are now lobbying against derivatives regulation.

It appears the great unregulated casino hall of derivatives can sometimes generate winnings. The last 6 months haul? $35 billion dollars.

Wall Street is suiting up for a battle to protect one of its richest fiefdoms, the $592 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market that is facing the biggest overhaul since its creation 30 years ago.

Five U.S. commercial banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Bank of America Corp., are on track to earn more than $35 billion this year trading unregulated derivatives contracts. At stake is how much of that business they and other dealers will be able to keep.