Calls for easier bond rules ring true

Old stock share certificates from 1950s-1970s
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Reporting requirements can aggravate already poor trading conditions

Monetary policy the source of volatility

When QE tide recedes, distressed debt skills will be relevant again

‘Millisecond market’ can deter tech IPOs

Recently-listed companies’ shares exposed as market enters risk-off mode

Legal fight looms over Fannie and Freddie

Investors prepare for court battle with US government over stock dividend changes

High yield bonds live up to their name

Average yield of junk bonds in one index tops 7%

A woman looks at Arturo Di Modica's 'The Bund Financial Bull' sculpture on the Bund in Shanghai, China, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
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US equity margin debt flags market top

Where the echoes of the end of China’s bull run can be heard on Wall Street

Higher US bank charges look unsustainable

Firms offset profit-sapping effects of QE with higher fees

Futures markets show depth of oil woes

Contracts suggest that an era of higher prices has ended

Treasury market bogeymen are here to stay

Like Canute, high-frequency trading’s critics can’t stop the tide

Slower US bond demand may urge Fed rethink

China’s Treasury buying is likely to ease, forcing rates higher

‘Sell’ recommendations on endangered list

Concern analysts fear upsetting colleagues in other parts of bank

Share sale signals from bank executives

Wells Fargo chief leads insider sales among US banks

Bond liquidity dominates conversation

Data illustrates sharp deterioration in bond trading conditions

High time for greed to yield to fear

The dangers of a wholesale retreat from risky positions

Banks plumb lower depths of subprime auto

Credit markets heat up as lenders push into murkier areas

Risks not reflected in bank fine reaction

Full litigation risk clouded by lack of regulatory transparency

Looking for a Goldilocks taper tantrum

Fed will want its rate rise to wipe out froth from markets without hurting economic recovery

Lament for share buyback short-termism

Lombard Odier manager concerned over tech companies

Small funds struggle to find big backers

Wall St’s largest banks are focusing on their biggest clients

The heavy hand of US market intervention

Washington is under legal attack accused of free market distortion

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