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Anticipated increases in short term interest rates have strengthened the value of the U$, which is now weighing on gold & commodity prices.
The Volcker rule's aim is to stop banks from indulging in speculation with depositors' money and becoming enmeshed in conflicts of interest.
Dodd-Frank act's Volcker rule bans banks from proprietary trading & investment/relationship ties to hedge and private equity funds.
The number of US commercial banks has fallen from 14,500 in 1984 to 5,570 today. Only two new ones have started up since 2010- The Economist
RT @neiltyson: Blue Marble - 2015 Edition. "Sun-lit, teeming with life, framed in darknessā€¦" http://t.co/qarQrEfTPu http://t.co/mVgXdWMQKY
Curiosity helps one explore new perspectives-A sense of wonder helps you to see beyond what you already know & expect to find best solutions
Fed's Yellen reiterates that an interest rate hike is probable this year - U$ strengthens, gold & commodities slide, yield curve flattens.
Venture capital deals, totaling 1189, surged in the 2Q of 2015 worth $17.5 billion - the highest quarter since the Year 2000 - Barrons
IMF expects the Eurozone economy to grow 1.5% this year and 1.7% in 2016 - Barrons http://t.co/auVFEP20lp
China's extreme government intervention (>$200 billion) in the Shanghai market has helped stock prices to rise 13% from their July 8th lows.
The threat of a Greek exit from the Euro faded as officials acquiesced to creditors' demands for a $94 billion 3 year lending deal - Barrons
200 coal fired power plants in the U.S. have been shut down since 2010, according to the Sierra Club http://t.co/auVFEP20lp
NYSE trading halt last week may have demonstrated that classic trading floors have become background sets for cable financial news - Barrons
U.S. gas drillers are producing as much natural gas as they ever have- Coal fired energy plants are being retired- price @ $2.87/MMbtu
Prices of copper, iron ore, gold, silver, and oil have fallen near lows hit in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis - Barrons
Chinese stock markets are instruments of government policies, not entities that are permitted to operate freely. - Barrons
IMF urges America's Fed to delay an increase in interest rates until the first half of 2016- due to a potential rise in "global imbalances".
"The Process for learning is saying I don't know...and building on that without an ego." - Ray Dalio http://t.co/auVFEP20lp
The Chinese government is intervening its the trading of stocks in the Shanghai stock market/ http://t.co/vaXBYjn9SR via @business
Facing steep losses, Chinese authorities halted trading in 745 stocks representing 21% of the local Shanghai market. http://t.co/A4rxHGBg8E

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