Market Structure Insights

May 21, 2014

It’s time we had The Talk. Candid discussions can be uncomfortable. They broach subjects we prefer to avoid. But we can’t ignore the facts of life. One such fact is Contingent Absolute Return Autocallable Optimization Securities. We’re more comfortable talking about diarrhea, right? Bring them...

May 14, 2014
What happens if your price is down and no one appears to be selling? You may first think, “Impossible!” but read on to understand the powerful difference that can be made in your IR strategy by using various tools when all you need is Market...
May 7, 2014

You’ve heard of 99-year leases? Karen’s grandfather has had an exceptional lease on life. We were in Nashville last weekend as he marked the calendar a 99th time. Remarkably, in his lifetime headlines have been made by WWI, inventor Nikola Tesla, the Great Depression (he...

April 30, 2014

There’s a joke software engineers tell. There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who can count in binary and those who can’t. Nerd jokes (no offense, technology friends!) are often neither immediately nor apparently funny. But the point is binary understanding, a...

April 23, 2014

“People are getting screwed because they can’t imagine a microsecond.” Well, how about $1 trillion? Can we imagine that? If you want context for the quote, read Michael Lewis’s book, Flash Boys (No. 1 now in NY Times nonfiction). Equally relevant and lost in the...

April 16, 2014

Suppose the engine of your vehicle was on fire. The logical response would be to shut it off. But what if you were traveling at highway speed and killing the fuel supply meant you had no power breaks or steering? What if your vehicle was...

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