Market Structure Insights

July 12, 2011

Your shares compete for attention with a dizzying array of choices in securities markets. Money chases what the market gives today. VZZB is the sort of example you can’t make up. It’s the trading symbol for the iPath Long Enhanced S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures...

July 6, 2011

We’re late this week due to celebrations around the anniversary of the rebellion from the Crown. We played croquet, appropriately and cheekily British we thought (no offense to our good friends and former overlords across the pond). Croquet has actual rules we learned. Sunday, Karen...

June 28, 2011

Stocks go up and down. Nothing new there. The dollar dropped for a second straight day today. Stocks are again up, like they were yesterday. The dollar gained ground last Wed-Fri, and stocks fell. This week marks the end of the month and quarter. We...

June 21, 2011

We’re back from NIRI National! Orlando sweltered like you’d expect a swamp in central Florida in June might. We heard 1,300 were on hand, up triple digits from last year. There were new faces in the crowd and new vendor names, though big ones were...

June 7, 2011

Coming to NIRI National 2011 next week? Please visit us at Booth 304! We have no helicopter rides or trips to the Bahamas to give, but we do have a really cool microfiber for keeping those ubiquitous touchscreen pads and smartphones sharp. June launched by...

June 1, 2011

It’s a question that burns in the minds of IROs daily. No, not that one. This one: “Will an ISO post to the Nasdaq if the TIF modifier is one other than an IOC?” Sentences like that are why alcoholism remains widespread. It’s also the...

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