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Commentary & Opinion
August 21, 2014 Market Structure Map - Tray DatSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
So here’s what’s happening. The SEC in June directed exchanges and Finra, the regulatory body for brokerages, to develop a plan for testing wider spreads in stocks. The SEC wants three test groups for a year-long pilot program. ...
August 14, 2014 Market Structure Map - Buy The RightsSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
The market-structure mashup recently took a somewhat bizarre turn. InterContinental Exchange, owner of the NYSE, bought the rights to high-speed trading patents.
August 12, 2014 SRI – There’s No Place for Morals in BusinessSource: Investorplace.com
The fact that so many hand-wringing leftists demonize American success stories like Walmart (WMT) should come as no surprise, because the left believes there cannot be success without someone suffering as a result.
August 11, 2014 S&P: Wealth gap slowing US recoverySource: Fort Wayne.com
WASHINGTON – Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the recession. Now, an analysis by the rating agency Standard & Poor's lends its weight to the argument: The widening gap...
August 7, 2014 The Muddled Road to Overhauling Corporate TaxesSource: NY Times
Every loophole has its lover. That’s why, despite the furor that has erupted over American companies adopting foreign headquarters to reduce their taxes, it is proving so difficult to fix a corporate tax system that most everyone...
August 5, 2014 Is It Time to Take the Economy Off Life Support'
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - The pulse of the economy is throbbing, if the latest economic indicators are anything to go by. îThe Conference Boardîâs Leading Economic Index (LEI) and Coincident Economic Index (CEI),...
July 31, 2014 Greenspan Says Stocks to See ‘Significant Correction’Source: Bloomberg
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said equity markets will see a decline at some point after surging for the past several years. “The stock market has recovered so sharply for so long, you have to assume somewhere...
July 31, 2014 Market Structure Map - Missing VolumeSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
Weak volumes would seem cause for concern. It suggests a lack of consuming. It’s happening more on the NYSE than the NASDAQ. In 2009, the NYSE averaged 2.6 billion shares daily, about $82 billion of dollar-flow. In 2014 so far,...
July 24, 2014 Market Structure Map - Take and MakeSource: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC
What if exchanges stopped paying fast traders to set prices? Oh, you didn’t know? Read on. Off Salt Island in the British Virgins is the wreck of the HMS Rhone, a steamer that sank in an 1867 hurricane. Even if you’re a...
July 22, 2014 The Market Has a Message for the Bulls
Investor Place - And îthe Conference Boardîâs index of leading economic indicators rose 0.3 ... Chair Janet Yellenâs view that âequity valuations of smaller firms as well as îsocialî...
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