Market Structure Insights

November 7, 2018

As the colors of political persuasion in the USA ripple today, what matters in the equity market is what the money is doing. We measure Sentiment by company and sector and across the whole market daily. It’s not mass psychology. Rational thought sets a small...

October 31, 2018

Boo! As the market raged high and low, so did Karen and I this week, from high in the Rockies where we saw John Denver’s fire in the sky over the Gore Range, down to Scottsdale and the Arizona desert’s 80-degree Oct 30 sunset over...

October 24, 2018

Anybody hear yesterday’s volatility blamed on Counterparty Tuesday? Most pointed to earnings fears for why blue chips fell 500 points before clawing back.  Yet last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average zoomed 540 points on earnings, we were told.  We wrote about it. Counterparty Tuesday...

October 17, 2018

As stocks fell last week, pundits declared that interest rates and trade fears had shaken confidence. Yesterday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average zoomed 540 points, earnings, they declaimed, had brought investors rushing back. Oh, and easing trade tensions. Didn’t we know corporate profits would...

October 10, 2018

From another rumor that game-maker Zynga might have a buyer, to a Trian bid for Papa John’s, to Bill Ackman’s stake in Starbucks, deals and rumors of them abound. Suppose it’s your company, investor-relations professionals. How do you add value for your executives? These situations...

October 3, 2018

Why is a paltry dab of trading volume showing up in settlement data? Those of you with furrowed brows wondering what I’m talking about, let me explain. Speaking of explication, I’ll be sharing our discoveries about exchange-traded funds with the Connecticut/Westchester NIRI chapter this evening...

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