Market Structure EDGE ™ Trading Decision Support

  • Just Data
    by Tim Quast on September 16, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    If stocks rise when VIX options expire, is it good or bad? It’s data. That, we know.  If you’d never considered a relationship between stocks and options, welcome to market structure.  It’s something every public company, investor, trader, should grasp. At least in big brush strokes. So here goes. “Market structure” is the mechanics of The post Just Data appeared first on Market Structure EDGE ™.

  • Growth vs Value
    by Tim Quast on September 8, 2021 at 12:30 pm Are you Value or Growth?   Depends what we mean, I know. S&P Dow Jones says it distinguishes Value with “ratios of book value, earnings and sales to price.” It matters because Growth is terrorizing Value.  According to data from the investment arm of AllianceBernstein, Growth stocks outperformed Value stocks by 92% between 2015-2020.  The post Growth vs Value appeared first on Market Structure EDGE ™.

  • Gensler’s Gambit
    by Tim Quast on September 1, 2021 at 12:30 pm Suddenly it’s September.  Statistically, the worst month for stocks. Illustration 172906555 © Corneliakarl | It’s then no surprise that SEC Chair Gary Gensler would start hucking Molotovs at market structure.  If you’re gonna do it, why not when stocks might be rocky? Gives you air cover. For those who missed it, Gensler told The post Gensler’s Gambit appeared first on Market Structure EDGE ™.

  • Where’s It Going?
    by Tim Quast on August 25, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Where’s what going? Time? Hm. Money?  Well. Yes. It abounds and yet it doesn’t go far.  Why that’s the case is another story (I can explain if you like but it usually clears a room at a cocktail party). First, if you were spammed last week with the MSM, apologies! It was inadvertently set on The post Where’s It Going? appeared first on Market Structure EDGE ™.

  • Suddenly
    by Tim Quast on August 18, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Illustration 179312099 / Ernest Hemingway © Lukaves | Things are getting worrisome.  It’s not just our spectacular collapse in Afghanistan less than a month before the 20-year anniversary of Nine Eleven.  That’s bad, yes.  Inexcusable. It’s not the spasmodic gaps in supply chains everywhere – including in the stock market.  It’s not bond yields The post Suddenly appeared first on Market Structure EDGE ™.

  • Starting Point
    by Tim Quast on August 11, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    The starting point for good decisions is understanding what’s going on.  I find it hard to believe you can know what’s going on when you’re authorizing trillions of dollars of spending.  But I digress. Illustration 22981930 / Stock Trading © John Takai | Investor relations professionals, when was the last time you called somebody The post Starting Point appeared first on Market Structure EDGE ™.

  • Passive Pitfalls
    by Tim Quast on August 4, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    We’re back!  We relished upstate New York and Canandaigua Lake.  If you’ve never been to Letchworth and Watkins Glen parks, put them on your list.  See photo here from the former, the Upper Falls there. Alert reader Deb Pawlowski of Kei Advisors, a local resident, said in pragmatic investor-relations fashion, “Beautiful area, isn’t it?” Boy, The post Passive Pitfalls appeared first on Market Structure EDGE ™.

  • Optional Chaos
    by Tim Quast on July 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    So which is it?   Monday, doom loomed over stocks. In Punditry were wringing hands, hushed tones. The virus was back. Growth was slowing. Inflation. The sky was falling! Then came Tuesday.  Jekyll and Hyde? Options expirations.  Only CNBC’s Brian Sullivan mentioned it. As ModernIR head of client services Brian Leite said, there wasn’t otherwise The post Optional Chaos appeared first on Market Structure EDGE ™.

  • Supply and Demand
    by Tim Quast on July 14, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Happy Bastille Day!  Also, Goldman Sachs made $15 per share, 50% over expectations. The stock declined. JP Morgan earned $12 billion on revenue of $31 billion, doubling views. Shares fell. Why are banks making 36% margins when you can’t earn a dime of interest? I digress. Illustration 98288171 / Goldman Sachs © Alexey Novikov | The post Supply and Demand appeared first on Market Structure EDGE ™.