Market Structure Insights

September 21, 2010

The Boii are back in town! I refer not to the 1976 rock hit by the Irishmen of Thin Lizzy, but to the central European tribe that gave Bohemia its name. We just finished getting tribal in the Czech Republic and Austria, eating and drinking...

September 7, 2010

Give yourself a break! Okay, we’ll give you one. We’re cycling from Prague to Vienna, a wedding anniversary trip, and won’t be within writing distance next week. The Map will thus be on hiatus, back Sept 21. We’ve had questions about the “quote stuffing,” article...

August 31, 2010

Do you think your stock trades well? While you ponder, a confession: We’re guilty of a bait and switch. If I’d written “implementation shortfall,” which is what I mean, rather than “missing the mark” above, which is what I said, I might be responsible for...

August 24, 2010

Why do many stock prices move intraday by 3-5% or more when price spreads are in pennies? Before we answer, we enjoyed New Orleans last week, despite humidity that had us struggling to distinguish the surrounding atmosphere from Lake Pontchartrain. The NIRI Southwest Regional Conference...

August 17, 2010

Thursday and Friday this week we’re in New Orleans sweating it out and moderating a Rapid Fire panel on hot topics at the NIRI Southwest Regional Conference. Karen and I plan to eat beignets and drink Sazeracs too. Probably after. Recently Kate Welling at Weeden...

August 10, 2010

What does the word “actionable” mean to you? It’s a decent name for a rock band, yes. But it means “what stuff can you do with this?” Traders want actionable data – something to drive opportunity for profit. Investor-relations professionals want actionable tools – something...

Want to know your Passive characteristics? How to rethink your earnings reporting cycle?