Market Structure Insights

April 17, 2013

You’ve heard that bit of cowboy wisdom on how to double your money? Fold it over and put it back in your pocket. I hear folks wanting cowboy wisdom on market structure. What do I need to grasp? In that sense, this could be the...

April 10, 2013

Palo Alto is a great town. While there sponsoring IR Magazine’s West Coast Think Tank last week we feasted at Evvia and Fuki Sushi. Denver’s got fine sushi. Our Sushi Den on South Pearl Street flat demoralizes Bryant Park’s Koi. Proprietors Toshi and Yasu Kizaki...

April 3, 2013

Do sharks belong in the ocean? You might reply, “They certainly don’t belong on land.” But that’s not what I mean. This isn’t a lesson on catachresis or other obscure grammatical and rhetorical principles, rest assured. But speaking of speaking, if you’re joining IR Magazine...

March 27, 2013

I dare you. Ever say that as a kid? “I’ll give you a dollar if you—” (fill in the blank) Last week the SEC approved a plan by the NASDAQ for sponsors of ETFs trading less than a million shares daily – 93% of ETFs...

March 20, 2013

“I get out and meet investors. Tell the story. The rest is noise.” That’s what an IRO I’ve known since the 1990s said last week over a web meeting about Market Structure Analytics. Speaking of which, we’ll be discussing this notion with two investor-relations officers...

March 13, 2013

Like a billboard reading, “Illiterate? Write for free help,” record demand for VIX futures in a market nearly devoid of volatility seems at best paradoxical and perhaps idiotic. But it’s a touchstone for institutional behavior now. “The VIX” is the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s index...

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