Capitol Report: Weiss suggests new Treasury trade disclosures may be limited

A key U.S. Treasury Department official on Monday said that the regulator could seek to limit the proposed disclosures of trades in an attempt to quell industry concerns about potential price volatility and liquidity that could come from it.

Regulators are conducting a comprehensive review of the Treasury market in the wake of fears of increased volatility after a major market disruption on Aug. 24, 2014. Feedback from industry participants presented competing views on whether public dissemination of cash market trade and price data was a good idea. One third of the commenters said that full transparency into cash markets could impair liquidity in secondary markets and increase the costs of market-making.

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