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Megabanks and their predatory behavior were in the spotlight in May with hearings by the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee. As usual, Better Markets provided commentary and analysis of... Read More
  John Reed started at Citibank in 1965, becoming Chairman and CEO in 1984.  He lead the bank when it merged with the Travelers Group (including Travelers Insurance and the Salomon Brothers investment bank) in... Read More
House Financial Service Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters held a third hearing on Thursday, May 6, to examine the recent market volatility involving GameStop and other stocks. The virtual hearing, "Game... Read More
Dennis recently did his first Ask Me Anything on Reddit. In the r/GME community, he answered questions from Redditors about the ongoing GameStop phenomena, the growing interest in SPACS and daily efforts advocating for a... Read More
Better Markets' expertise and views on a broad range of economic and regulatory issues are sought after and featured on TV and radio and in print outlets across the country and beyond. Check out some of our most recent... Read More
The recent trading frenzy in GameStop and other so-called “Reddit Rebellion” stocks has brought attention to longstanding deficiencies in the transparency framework, regulatory guardrails, and operational... Read More
Welling on Wall Street featured an in-depth conversation with Dennis Kelleher, Co-founder, President and CEO of Better Markets, in its April 2021 issue. In the wide-ranging interview, Dennis discussed the confirmation... Read More
On April 12, 2021, Better Markets filed an amicus brief in the D.C. Circuit supporting the SEC’s approval of a new order type developed by IEX.  That order type will help protect millions of Americans from... Read More
Read the written testimony as well as the opening statement of Dennis Kelleher, Co-founder, President and CEO of Better Markets, before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services March 17, 2021,... Read More
The frenzied trading in GameStop, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stocks in early 2021 resulted in lots of media coverage, hearings on the Hill and international attention. The events raised critical questions about the... Read More
The attached pdf reflects seven years of work, including blog posts and comment letters, by Better Markets on market structure. Read below. 
On Jan. 21 2021, Better Markets joined a coalition of advocates, industry groups, and law professors urging the White House to reject any attempt to weaken securities laws through a stimulus deal.  The most basic... Read More
For more than 20+ years, the nation’s six largest banks have engaged in a wide range of illegal activities without facing meaningful consequences. These megabanks—Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs,... Read More
The lost jobs, homes, savings, retirements and dreams of tens of millions of Americans due to the financial crisis of 2007-2009 highlight the critical importance of having strong banking regulations combined with effective... Read More
See below for the Better Markets Fact Sheet on the events surrounding the CFTC Staff Report on WTI Negative Pricing and Trading Irregularities.
After ten years of rulemaking, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has scheduled a public meeting (Oct. 15, 2020) to consider a final speculative position limits framework for derivatives on certain physical... Read More
Webinar: President Trump’s Deregulation of Wall Street Making Catastrophe More Likely Featuring Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) with Introduction by Better Markets' Dennis Kelleher Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, 2:30-3:30 p.m... Read More
On Sept. 15, 2020, Better Markets released “Protecting Main Street from President Trump’s Dangerous Deregulation.” The report was released in conjunction with a Better Markets’ webinar during... Read More
On Aug. 21, 2020, Better Markets and several other public advocacy groups submitted a comment letter on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to establish an “Advisory Opinions Pilot Program.... Read More

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