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Financial Markets

Financial Markets include any place or system that provides buyers and sellers the means to trade financial instruments, including bonds, equities, the various international currencies, and derivatives. Financial markets facilitate the interaction between those who need capital with those who have capital to invest. In addition to making it possible to raise capital, financial markets allow participants to transfer risk (generally through derivatives) and promote commerce.

Although regulations and best practices guide financial market transactions, these transactions entail a certain degree of risk. The OCC provides guidance and resources for national banks engaged in financial market activities.

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Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
03/30/2016  NR 2016-38, OCC Reports Fourth Quarter 2015 Bank Trading Revenue Declines to $4.3 Billion
12/21/2015  NR 2015-165, OCC Reports Third Quarter Trading Revenue of $5.3 Billion
08/04/2015  OCC 2015-35, Risk Management of Financial Derivatives: Quantitative Limits on Physical Commodity Transactions