Market Structure Insights

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March 29, 2023

Artificial intelligence is all the rage, but you can’t rage against the machines, people. You can only message to them.  That’s not quite how the ModernIR team phrased it at our webinar, Messaging to Machines, yesterday, but here’s a replay.  Great job by the team,...

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March 22, 2023

Do you feel like singing a song by The Who? I’ll tip my hat to the new ConstitutionTake a bow for the new revolutionSmile and grin at the change all aroundPick up my guitar and playJust like yesterdayThen I’ll get on my knees and prayWe...

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March 15, 2023

Is the management team of Silicon Valley Bank a confederacy of dunces? I don’t want a cease-and-desist order from the estate of John Kennedy Toole, so let’s move along.  But it’s the wrong question. By the way, across the 500+ stocks comprising the Financials sector,...

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March 8, 2023

My grandparents never had a mortgage or car-payment. It’s a lesson on the stock market.  Really, Quast?  You’re dragging your grandparents into market structure? Well, I’m on a NIRI Virtual Chapter panel today at noon ET about the SEC’s four gargantuan regulatory disgorgements, so yeah. ...

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March 1, 2023

“Our strategy,” said the investor-relations officer to the chief financial officer, “is to target the bottom part of the graph here.”  See image, from the Investment Company Institute’s 2022 Factbook. “Hm,” said the CFO.  “Looks like we need a new plan.” Yes, our profession needs...

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February 22, 2023

What if everyone is wrong? That’s a lyric from Sheryl Crow’s “Letter to God” on the 2005 Wildflower album. The context for Ms. Crow was the great existential question, “What happens when we die?” I’m writing about market structure and, by extension, economics. God, market...

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