The Derivative Project

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Disclosure of OTC Derivatives Fees Could “Cause A Second Financial Crisis” says a major Derivatives Bank

Custom OTC derivatives are a gold mine for the major derivative players.  The Financial Times reported yesterday Deutsche Bank is being sued by a German end user over excessive fees in an interest rate swap transaction. In the FT article, linked to above, FT reported: “Deutsche Bank may have acted improperly…

Tweets Are Telling: Tug of War- CFTC Taxpayer Protection vs Wall Street’s Speculative Binging

There is a tug of war going on here, with an ever increasing pressure on the CFTC to ease up on crafting regulations on OTC derivatives. The Derivative Project urges the CFTC to examine closely the cost/benefit of the regulatory costs of monitoring OTC derivatives and to ask these questions…

Why The Average American Is Following The Derivative Project – Mainstream Media Is Clouding The Real Issues

The average American understands economic hardship, high unemployment and recent graduates who have paid for a top-notch education and cannot get employed.  Retirees understand the impact of a stock market that stole their retirement through depleted 401K balances, with no financial advisor telling them to stay on the side-lines with…