The Derivative Project

CFTC/SEC Protect Our Economy: Ban Payouts on Technical Defaults on Naked Credit Default Swaps Today

The appearance of conflict of interest is conflict of interest.  One does not know if Tea Partiers, such as Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), stating yesterday at the National Press Club, that she would never vote to raise the debt ceiling is aware that her stance could provide some billions…

If Congress Allows Weaker Derivative Rules, What Protections Must Congress Provide Retirement Investors?

The New York Times reported earlier this morning that it appears our regulators are going to ease up on the Dodd-Frank OTC derivatives rules.  The downside to this is banks will be ever more encouraged to look for the short – term speculative trading profits, in lieu of investing capital…

A Look at Why Congresswoman Bachmann was First to Author the Bill to Repeal Dodd-Frank and her Refusal to Investigate Mr. Wallison’s Misrepresentations, Despite Taxpayer Request 3 Months Ago

The Derivative Project owes its readers an update on our announcement May 20 concerning Congresswoman Bachmann’s (R-MN) office agreement to investigate statements by FCIC Member Peter Wallinson and misuse of taxpayer funds in the 2008 financial crisis.  First, we pose these questions: What was Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) Member…