Category: Taking Stock

Addressing Inequality: What Will You Do?

by Ray Pellecchia, FINRA Even amid the optimism that a new year can bring, problems caused by social and economic inequality will continue to exist with solutions that are unclear and…  Read more

Be Like Mike

For anyone who has spent time on an equity trading floor, you know that the relationship between traders and sales-traders is complicated and filled with friction caused by conflicting interests.…  Read more

In 2020, Industry Firms Can Give to Each Other by Giving Back

With the holiday season approaching, now is a natural time to think about how we can adapt longstanding traditions to meet the moment. By now, most of us have settled…  Read more

The Bright Side

By Chris Halverson, CAPISSTA Chairman I think we can all agree that 2020 hasn’t played out how we thought. It’s mid-August — ‘Back to School’ season for those of us with younger…  Read more

The Graduate: Part II

Much is written about the Power of Community. Collective wisdom, idea creation and support are just three of the many positive results that can be achieved when individuals with a…  Read more

Mom Was Right, They Are Our Nation’s Best

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, a day of reflection and honoring those who paid the ultimate price to protect our nation and way of life. As we remember those who served…  Read more

Times Like These

by Chris Halverson, STA Chairman For most of us, the past few months have felt like Groundhog Day, the classic Bill Murray movie where Phil Connors (Murray) relives the same day over…  Read more

To All College Seniors: Please Reach Out

by Jim Toes The Graduate is an American classic based on the novel of the same name by Charles Webb. The film tells the story of 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock, (played by Dustin Hoffman),…  Read more

Finding Hope

There are no words that can take the sting out of the financial and emotional hits we have experienced these past couple of weeks. Even someone with an imagination greater…  Read more

Partnerships: A Key to Success

Most people in our industry will agree that finding the right partners is crucial to success. At their best, these relationships allow access to expertise that your firm may lack,…  Read more