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    Private Computerized Stock Trading

    Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool trading” or the buying or selling of large quantities of stocks in private…

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    Tri-Party Repo Market

    Witnesses testified on potential risks to the tri-party repo market. A repo, or repurchase agreement, is a financial deal where one person sells an asset to another and agrees to buy…

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    Initial Public Offering Process

    Witnesses testified on the initial public offering (IPO) process in light of Facebook’s stock plunge. They focused on the process of public offerings, the amount of transparency…

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    Changes at the Securities and Exchange Commission

    Securities and Exchange Commission division directors testified on organizational and management reforms at their agency. Topics included the need for more resources and staff for the…

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    Exchange-Traded Funds

    Witnesses testified on the rising popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETF) in the financial markets. ETF’s are the same as mutual funds but can be traded throughout the day…

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    Housing Finance System

    Witnesses testified about the mortgage financing industry. They said 30-year fixed mortgages at low interest rates could cease to exist if government backing for home mortgages goes…

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    State of the Securitization Markets

    Witnesses testified about the state of the securitization markets. Securitization is the bundling together of financial products, such as residential or commercial mortgages, and…

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    State of Capital Markets

    Financial markets regulators and Wall Street brokerage firm CEOs testified on the causes of the May 6, 2010 stock market “flash crash” in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average…

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    Over-the-Counter Financial Derivatives Regulation

    Witnesses testified about federal regulation of financial markets and trading conducted outside stock exchanges. Government officials called on Congress to approve a plan for joint…

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    SEC Enforcement Oversight

    The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment held a hearing on SEC enforcement activities.

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