The current value of the derivatives markets stands at about $648 trillion! ts the financial crisis involving derivatives markets. Starting next year, to prevent another financial crisis, traders need to back up their derivatives by top-rated collateral such as U.S. Treasuries. This collateral rule was the result of the Dodd-Frank Act, which was passed in the midst of the financial crisis of 2008. It sounds like a great idea, in a perfect world. But its not the case in this current U.S. economy. Could This Be a Trick to Drive Even More Investors to U.S. Treasuries? OPERATIVE WORDS: "Sounds like a great IDEA"! But Dodd-Frank Like Obamacare are the two BIGGEST DESTRUCTIVE pieces of legislation that are NOW destroying our economy!!!