TradeWeb Muscles Into ETF Execution Space

Fixed Income trading platform TradeWeb, best known for its dominant role administering OTC government securities trading between global banks and institutional customers is muscling into the world of ETFs. Tradeweb has just launched an electronic over-the-counter marketplace for trading exchange traded funds using a "request-for-quote" aka "RFQ"- based platform that…Read More

3 February, 2016

Global Macro View-Friday’s Stock Rally In Perspective

MarketsMuse curators have canvassed assortment of guru-types who have attempted to decipher Friday's stock rally, along with tuning in to the abundance of Monday morning quarterback views. For those who turn to the cartoon channel (i.e. CNBC), some pundits call it a dead cat bounce, more optimistic professional traders and…Read More

1 February, 2016
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Even Blockheads Get Blockchain and Corporate Bond Issuance

MarketsMuse fintech and fixed income curators are both noticing increasing upticks in stories relating to the use of blockchain technology specifically for use within the corporate bond issuance process. We might have been one of the first to focus on this application despite the early stage push back from IT…Read More

21 January, 2016
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Goldman Sachs in Whopping 5bil Settlement Over MBS Deals

Announced after the close of trading on Thursday, Goldman Sachs $5.1 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, AGs from NY and IL and two other federal agencies in connection with the big bank's underwriting and sale of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) sounds whopping, but seemed to have little impact…Read More

14 January, 2016
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MarketsMuse 2016 Debt Market Outlook-The Caribbean Connection

To kick off the 2016 debt market outlook, MarketsMuse fixed income curators are looking forward to the next Caribbean boondoggle, and in that spirit, we extend a shout out to Ron Quigley, one of the primary debt capital market's top pulse-takers who also goes by the title Head of Fixed Income Syndicate…Read More

5 January, 2016
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2016-Global Macro-The Wrong Way First Trade

You don't need to be a MarketsMuse or a global macro guru (or any other type of pundit) to know that professional financial market traders are only as good as their last best trade. In that spirit, we look to the 2016 outlook and spotlight on the Wrong Way First…Read More

3 January, 2016
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Hedge Fund Honcho Behind Crowdfund for Veterans Education

Marathon Asset Management CEO Bruce Richards Leads Crowdfund Campaign for "Veterans Education Challenge" Hedge Fund Honcho Will Match $1mm Raised via Crowdfunding Platform CrowdRise (RaiseMoney.com) For those Wall Street sharks and finance industry wonks who haven’t yet received the memo about crowdfunding, you might want to dial in to hedge…Read More

13 November, 2015
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High-Yield Credit Spreads, HYG and VIX-Reading The Tea Leaves

MarketsMuse followers have been reminded more than a few times that conventional wisdom requires investors to keep their eyes on corporate bond spreads so as to have a clear lens when considering the outlook for equity prices on a medium-to-longer time frame. The relationship between high-yield debt,most-often measured by HYG…Read More

13 November, 2015
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How One Wall St Firm Honors Veterans Day

9 November (BrokerDealer.com)--Broker-Dealer Mischler Financial Group (“Mischler”) , the securities industry’s oldest minority investment bank and institutional brokerage owned and operated by Service-Disabled Veterans announced that in connection with the firm’s annual recognition of Veteran’s Day, Mischler has pledged a portion of the firm’s entire November 2015 profits to The…Read More

9 November, 2015
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MarketsMuse -Timing of ABIBB for SABLN Deal

Guest Contributor and fixed income markets muse Ron Quigley, Managing Director of Fixed Income Syndicate for diversity firm Mischler Financial Group offers a Glass of Insight to the likely timing of the ABBIB acquisition of SABLN (AnheuserBusch proposed takeover of brewer SAB Miller). Below commentary is an extract from 15…Read More

16 October, 2015

The Fed Really Wants to Lower Interest Rates-Here’s Why..

While 99% of market pundits have been busy for the past months laying odds and making bets as to precisely when and how much the Fed will raise interest rates, a small universe of Fed Watchers have picked up on a surprising nuance that few seasoned market experts have even…Read More

14 October, 2015

This BrokerDealer Continues to Help Lead The Way

MarketsMuse extends a warm salute to the nation's oldest and largest minority brokerdealer owned and operated by service-disabled military veterans in connection with the following news announcement.. Oct 5 2015–Stamford, CT and Newport Beach CA–Mischler Financial Group, Inc., the financial industry’s oldest and largest institutional brokerage and investment bank owned…Read More

6 October, 2015

Classic Counter-Trend Tuesday; You Date Equities But Marry Credit

"To put it bluntly, what headline writers or traders are selling you today is a load of bollocks." Neil Azous, Rareview Macro LLC When global macro guru Neil Azous of Rareview Macro appeared on CNBC midday yesterday, MarketsMuse curators had already absorbed and relayed his recent views about energy prices,…Read More

6 October, 2015

Risk Takers Cry Out In Terror-A Rareview With Sight…

Professional Investment Community Cries Out in Agony and They Don’t Yet Know Exactly Why MarketsMuse Strike Price and Global Macro curators voted the Oct 5 edition of global macro advisory firm Rareview Macro's Sight Beyond Sight the best read of the week. Yes, its only Monday, but those who follow…Read More

5 October, 2015

Corporate Bond Market-Balancing on a Knife Edge

MarketsMuse Fixed Income Update "Corporate Bond Market- Balancing on a Knife Edge" is courtesy of extract from the 10.02.15 weekend edition of "Quigley's Corner", a daily synopsis of the investment grade corporate bond market and rates trading space authored by Ron Quigley, Managing Director of investment bank and institutional brokerage…Read More

3 October, 2015

LiquidNet: Make Corporate Bond Trading More Liquid [For Buyside…

Many fixed income folks are lamenting about liquidity in the corporate bond market. LiquidNet, the institutional trading platform is determined to make corporate bond trading more liquid..for the buyside. Just when you thought e-bond trading for corporate bonds was a never ending pipe dream... Liquidnet Launches Fixed Income Dark Pool…Read More

30 September, 2015

Is London the New FinTech Capital? Cheers!

The FinTech aka financial technology revolution continues to advance across the financial industry landscape, as dozens of startups from block chain to bond trading initiatives work towards securing a presence within the institutional financial services ecosystem. And, as profiled in a brilliant column this week from Institutional Investor spotlighted by…Read More

30 September, 2015

Why Glencore is Going to Cause Gas- A Global…

MarketsMuse news curators have spotted dozens of commentaries from leading equities and debt market pundits opining about global mining giant Glencore. There is only one comment that offered a truly rare view that struck a chord, and it is courtesy of this morning's edition of global macro newsletter "Sight Beyond…Read More

28 September, 2015