Market Structure Insights

January 5, 2010

Happy New Year! I grew up in the Snake River Breaks northwest of Boise. In tiny Huntington, where I quarterbacked the eight-man high-school football team, a guy ahead of me several years achieved local fame at middle linebacker for the Boise State Broncos. BSU was...

December 29, 2009

We’re back after a refreshing one-week break! Here in Denver we packed the house with visitors, the kitchen with delicacies, the slopes with our skis, and our bellies with generally excessive consumption. Good thing reality returns with a bite soon! Remember that Redford flick from...

December 15, 2009

Tis the season for expirations, the keyhole onto institutional risk-management. The shuffle started Friday Dec 11, when risk-management trading dominated. You won’t see it in price or volume, or puts or calls, but in the nature of execution.

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December 8, 2009

Denver is an icebox, so we went east to New York to warm up. Lovely here, the tree glittering at Rockefeller Center and the snowflakes magically materializing to music on the Saks & Co. façade. Festive! Carmen Barone and the Barclays team graciously hosted me...

December 1, 2009

I’m moderating the NIRI Virtual Chapter meeting on modern equity markets tomorrow 12/1 at noon ET. See nirivirtual.org for details. As I move the midsection flab from a grand Thanksgiving holiday aside to get at the keyboard (a little humor there), the US equity markets...

November 24, 2009

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and the sun-splashed snow along Denver’s South Pearl Street is festive! Groping for reflective thoughts this holiday season we found humorist Dave Barry’s mother, who told him these immortal words long ago: “Son, it’s better to be rich and happy than poor...

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