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  1. When is a share purchase marked as 'settled' by a brokerage?

    Understand the process of purchasing stock, including ordering, clearing and settlement, and learn when a stock trade is ...
  2. How are swap agreements financed?

    Learn how swap agreements are now cleared by swap execution facilities and require the use of collateral margin to hold, ...
  3. What are the Securities and Exchange Commission regulations regarding swaps?

    Learn how the SEC regulates trading of swaps, and how swap trading is moving from an over-the-counter market to centralized ...
  4. How does the Private Sector Adjustment Factor (PSAF) affect competition in the private-sector?

    Look at a simple breakdown of the Private Sector Adjustment Factor (PSAF), set by the Federal Reserve to recover imputed ...
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