Just last week, on April 25, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill that, according to the accompanying press release, would enhance consumer protection in light of the Bernie Madoff scandal and the 2008 market meltdown that took the U.S. economy to the brink of collapse.
It is an understatement to say the world has experienced a radical shift in capital markets. There are more layers of information and opinions on the direction of the world than we've seen in decades. The internet and the media do not always make it easier, but Michael Dubis' contribution through IB blogs will help you sift through the noise and give you some perspective. You can find his company online.