Market Structure Insights

January 6, 2016

Happy New Year!  There comes a time in life when, to quote a friend most adept at wordsmithing, “One hallmark of a great vacation is lying face-down in salt water, with snorkel and face mask, watching the peaceful, sparkling life of the reef.” We love...

December 30, 2015

Most of you are out this week, but you’ve got phones. Unless you’re disconnected from them like we were (by choice) a couple weeks back in the Caribbean, you’ll see this post. Send it to your CEO and CFO. Whatever the theme for the year...

December 23, 2015

Editorial Note: Happy Holidays! We’re back from travels but will share our findings in the first Market Structure Map of the new year. Ahead of Christmas, we’re re-running the most-read MSM of 2015. Market structure should rank among your top priorities, IR professionals. You can...

December 16, 2015

EDITORIAL NOTE: We’re getting far away from today’s Federal Reserve decision colliding with options expirations (VIX today, with more expirations tomorrow and Friday), escaping to the elbow of the Caribbean, the divide between windward and leeward on a catamaran around St Maarten. Happy Holidays! As...

December 9, 2015

Looking around at the market, we decided the only thing to do is go to St. Maarten.  Safely at sea, we’ll wait out options-expirations and the Fed meeting next week and return Dec 21 to tell you what we saw from afar. What’s up close...

December 2, 2015

I looked back at what we wrote Dec 2, 2008. It was two weeks before Madoff (pronounced “made off” we’d observed bemusedly) became synonymous with fraud. Markets were approaching ramming speed into the Mar 2009 financial-crisis nadir. In that environment on this date then, we...

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