Market Structure EDGE Blog

Market Structure EDGE Blog

On the Skids

On the Skids

If electoral processes lack the drama to satisfy you, check the stock market. Intraday volatility has been averaging 4%. The pandemic has so desensitized us to gyrations that what once was appalling (volatility over 2%) is now a Sunday T-shirt.

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Serenity

Serenity

Give us courage to change what must be altered, serenity to accept what cannot be helped, and the insight to know the one from the other. It’s a good life rule, a thoughtful notion after elections. And a way to see the stock market.

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Placid

Placid

The story now is how’s money behaving before The Big Vote? Depends what’s meant by “behave.” The Wall Street Journal wrote for weeks that traders saw election turmoil…

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Gaffes and Spoofs

Gaffes and Spoofs

You all remember the Fat Finger? It’s a gaffe, trading-style. In one 2014 instance, if the record can be believed, somebody in Japan accidentally tried to buy $700 billion of stocks including more than half the total outstanding shares of Toyota. The trades occurred...

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Supply and Demand

Supply and Demand

Supply and demand affect stocks the same way they do products in any market. Yet the supply of product – shares – is almost never a consideration. Traders just trade. Public companies suppose that telling the story to more investors will create volume and drive the price up. 

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Volatile Liquid

Volatile Liquid

There’s a beer in this for you. A glass of rosé from Provence if you prefer. What’s the most liquid stock in the US market? Let’s lay the groundwork. Stock exchanges describe market quality as low spreads. Spreads have never been tighter, they say, and costs for...

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