Market Structure Insights

March 3, 2021

If your house was missing a wall, would you worry whether the front door was locked? Well, the stock market is missing a wall.  And yes, the image here is not a missing wall but the walls you can ski at Steamboat. To our story,...

February 24, 2021

I knew it would come to this. Rep. Maxine Waters would be on CNBC talking about market structure. Last week during options expirations, Congress paraded supposed culprits in the Great Gamestop Mania before itself.  And it wasn’t about financial misdeeds, somebody leading shareholders astray. No, it...

February 17, 2021

Good offense beats good defense. These five words are the heartbeat of the Saban Dynasty in football at Alabama – and the reason for the Gamestop trade in the stock market. Promise, this piece isn’t about sports. It’s about how retail traders killed institutions. It...

February 10, 2021

Editorial Note:  A giant thank you to Client Services Director Perry Grueber for penning last week’s Map.  He’ll be back regularly, by popular demand. This week you’re stuck again with me. -TQ Something is worth what another is willing to pay for it. That’s the...

February 3, 2021

“Looking good, Valentine!” “Feeling good, Louis!” A gentleman’s bet. But maybe not so fast. Farce met Street last week with good reason distracting many in the Finance and public company arenas. Far better chronicled elsewhere (here a good one on Benzinga’s Monday Pre-Market Prep –...

January 27, 2021

Sailing takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be just a dream and the wind to carry me. Christopher Cross said it (youngsters look it up). In this pandemic we said, “That boy might have it figured out.” So, with two negative...

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