Archive - March 27, 2009

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Geithner and Schapiro Outline Proposed Reforms of Financial Regulations
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Are Market Declines Bothering You More Than They Should?

Geithner and Schapiro Outline Proposed Reforms of Financial Regulations

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro each testified before different congressional committees today to disclose their recommendations on regulatory reform of US financial markets.

Geithner’s Testimony
Geithner, who spoke to the House Financial Services Committee, offered a six-point proposal to address oversight of major players in the finance markets and prevent many of the problems that led to panic in financial markets last year:

Identify a single regulator to supervise financial firms of all kinds and make sure that they do not take on excessive financial risks.

Increase the capital reserves that large

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Are Market Declines Bothering You More Than They Should?

Everyone has felt the sting of the faltering stock market. The decline in retirement account values causes people to react differently: some sell their stocks and move to cash, some hang on for dear life, and others haven’t had a good night’s rest for 17 months. The question I would briefly like to address is, “how concerned should I be about my nest egg?” Simply, the answer to this question depends on when you are going to need the money in your savings.

We all know the equities market has lost approximately 50 percent since its high in October of …

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