Market Structure Insights

September 24, 2014

Humans are often entertained by illustrations of absurdity through reality. For instance, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew months ago said he’d like to address tax inversions but lacked authority.  Yesterday, Treasury imposed rules to limit inversions. My reading of Section Two of the U.S. Constitution reveals...

September 17, 2014

We figured if The President goes there it must be nice. Reality often dashes great expectations but not so with Martha’s Vineyard where we marked our wedding anniversary. From Aquinnah’s white cliffs to windy Katama Beach, through Oak Bluffs (on bikes) to the shingled elegance...

September 10, 2014

Amazed. Dazed. Perhaps needing a drink. Thus shown the faces of investor-relations practitioners at yesterday’s NIRI Southwest Regional Conference as Rajeev Ranjan from the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank put up his final slide and pronounced it a graphical representation of market microstructure. It appeared to...

September 3, 2014

Facebook collaborated with two respected universities to study your emotional responses when shown different kinds of news. Without your knowledge. We learned in June, you might recall, that Cornell, the University of California at San Francisco and Facebook delved into the doings and feelings of...

August 27, 2014

Let’s talk about houses. Let me explain. Twice yesterday I encountered an issue, not a new one though. We were discussing it on a conference call too, preparing for a market-structure session Sept 9 at the NIRI Southwest Regional Conference here in Denver – which...

August 20, 2014

We’ll be listening in the car to a song on satellite radio’s The Pulse, trying to keep current, and I’ll say to Karen, “Do you understand what he’s saying?” You may feel the same way about equity-market rules. Take for instance the Trade-At Rule.  No it’s...

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