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Financial Markets

Financial Markets include any place or system that provides buyers and sellers the means to trade financial instruments, including bonds, equities, the various international currencies, and derivatives. Financial markets facilitate the interaction between those who need capital with those who have capital to invest. In addition to making it possible to raise capital, financial markets allow participants to transfer risk (generally through derivatives) and promote commerce.

Although regulations and best practices guide financial market transactions, these transactions entail a certain degree of risk. The OCC provides guidance and resources for national banks engaged in financial market activities.

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Publish DateIdentifierTitle
06/21/2018  NR 2018-66, OCC Reports First Quarter 2018 Bank Trading Revenue
06/05/2018  NR 2018-56, Agencies Ask for Public Comment on Proposal to Simplify and Tailor "Volcker Rule"
04/11/2018  OCC 2018-7, Regulatory Capital, Enhanced Supplementary Leverage Ratio Standards: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking