Market Structure Insights

December 29, 2021

Here we go again.  Twitter fans of Fast Trading are claiming these firms help markets and especially the little guy. Now, before you check out, what’s the Big Market Story of 2021? Retail trading. Right?  Meme stocks. The rise of the Reddit Mob. Editorial Note:...

December 22, 2021

Science and the stock market both aim for outcomes data don’t support. I’m going to take you on a short but intense journey, with ground rules. I’ll ask that you check politics at the door.  Keep an open mind. I’ll take Science first.  Suppose it...

December 15, 2021

“Do you see the market as disingenuous?”  That’s what the Benzinga host asked me yesterday on a stock-market web program.  I generally do two Benzinga shows per week on market structure, for traders. “No, I see the market as genuine but not motivated most times...

December 8, 2021

Let’s have a show of hands.  How many of you think investors woke up, several pounds heavier, the day after Thanksgiving, and opened a browser up to news out of South Africa, and said, “Shazam! Omicron!” And dumped their equities? Second question, how many of...

December 1, 2021

It was Monday, Dec 24, 2018.  The Friday before, the S&P 500 had dropped 3%, bringing monthly losses to 13% and putting the market on bear turf.  Everybody thought, “Thank God for Christmas, we can catch a breath.” Instead, stocks caromed down another 3% in...

November 24, 2021

The most important thing this week is gratefulness.  We at ModernIR wish you and yours everywhere happiness and joy as those of us here in the USA mark a long and free tenure with Thanksgiving tomorrow. Karen and I saw the Old South Meeting House...

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