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Monthly Archives: June 2009

It’s all electronic…

Electronic Trading Takes Over, Block Trading Dries Up – From Sandler O’Neill Global Exchange & Electronic Trading Conference in New York, NY: Interview with ITG CEO Robert Gasser (Bloomberg News — running time 5:00 minutes) Mr. Gasser says the, “Buyside has been empowered to trade directly into the markets…”… this is a direct result of […]

Hello Emma…

She’s here! Emma.… democratizing access to information in the muni markets… yes! Edgar’s long awaited little sister… ¬†investors now have much better formal access to information about municipal issuers and their ongoing material events… and linked with prices of recent trades for the issuer’s securities… from the MSRB: Release Date: June 1, 2009 Contact: Jennifer […]

What did happen in the auction rate security meltdown?

Bloomberg interview with Saber Partners CEO Joseph Fichera ¬†about the municipal markets and structural inconsistencies… he also asks what happened with the auction rate securities meltdown… there has been so little reporting on the whole issue… (running time = 5 minutes)