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This isn’t over by a long shot. The Senate bill and the House bill now need to come to some sort of consensus – the two have several differences. Until that time, we’re left to speculate on the impact of any regulation. On one end of the spectrum are those who believe that the proposed bills will go through so many revisions that the end result will be something resembling the status quo. On the other side are those who believe that these regulations will only make us less competitive in the global financial markets. Without seeing a final bill, it’s hard to say, although the truth may be somewhere in the middle.

Which side do you fall on?

Financial ETFs remain mixed; some of the ones that track the big banks are below their long-term trend lines while regional bank funds have held up fairly well. See which ones are above or below their trend lines by using our all-new ETF Analyzer. [How to Follow Trends.]

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Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.