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The Bank-Friendly Eighth Governor of the Fed

Everyone's focused on who the next Federal Reserve chairman will be, but the permanent staff may be just as important.

Finally, Bank Regulators Have Had Enough

For first time since the financial crisis, the banks are losing some battles on tougher regulation.

Ixnay on ‘Say on Pay’

The Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law gave shareholders a vote on executive pay. It turns out that they usually approve compensation packages by margins Fidel Castro would have envied.

Congress Bungles Fannie and Freddie Reform

A draft bill from Sens. Corker and Warner to fix Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has serious flaws that could make the plan unworkable.

Why the Shareholder Rescue Never Comes

The recent vote to keep Jamie Dimon as CEO and chairman of JPMorgan shows why the corporate governance movement won't work when it comes to Big Banking.

The Fed’s Credibility Problem

Yes, hedge funds have been wrong about inflation and rising interest rates. But they aren't wrong that the Fed has a credibility problem.

Big Banks are Victims of Their Own Success

A new bi-partisan bill proposes to raise capital standards at the biggest banks. Their paid shills are whining but the arguments don't hold water.

Forever Blowing Bubbles

It's looking like we have moved from the crash to the bubble and skipped the economic recovery.

Jesse Eisinger

About The Trade

In this column, co-published with New York Times' DealBook, I monitor the financial markets to hold companies, executives and government officials accountable for their actions. Tips? Praise? Contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)