Market Structure Insights

April 9, 2014

It’s all in the recovery. That’s the philosophy put forth by a friend of mine for dealing with unpleasant facts. I think the chief reason for the recent swoon in stocks was not anemia in the job market but a sort of investor outrage. You...

April 2, 2014

I don’t skateboard. But the title of Michael Lewis’s new book on high-speed trading, Flash Boys, made me think Lewis could’ve called it DC-town & Flash Boys. Legendary skateboarder Stacy Peralta directed the 2001 documentary Dogtown & Z-boys chronicling the meteoric rise of a craze...

March 26, 2014
Do you ever wonder what would happen if you did nothing? If your audience would notice? This blog aims to help change your thinking to what is really important in IR - and it's not big budgets, it's demographics. ...
March 19, 2014

Is you is, or is you ain’t, my constituents? If you know cinema’s Coen Brothers and the epically hilarious 2000 movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” you’re smiling. You remember the scene, the southern accent. In geopolitics, a sweeping referendum last weekend reunited Crimea with...

March 12, 2014

The humans are the minority. A three-month study of internet traffic by web-security firm Incapsula found that 61.5% of page views were generated by machines. Humans managed only 38.5% of web traffic. It seems absurd but our own experience bears it out. We receive hundreds...

March 5, 2014

Not though the soldier knew someone had blundered. Alfred Tennyson’s 1854 poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” offers lines more recognized than this one above including “into the valley of death rode the six hundred,” and “theirs not to reason why, theirs but to...

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