Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009

Four "Drive your Truck through it" Loopholes in Dervatives Reform

While we are still reading an analyzing what is in the final bill, Seeking Alpha has a great outline post on the lack of reform on derivatives and identifies four glaring loopholes.

The risk to our financial system must be eliminated, not simply regulated. We as Americans should not tolerate our system being put at risk. All OTC derivatives should clear through a Central Counterparty (CCP) with novation and daily margin, so that all swaps counterparties are forced to make good on their bets every day. In addition, all derivatives that can trade on a public exchange should trade on a public exchange so that regulators have real-time transparency and the ability to police these markets for fraud and manipulation.