Welcome to theTRADEnews.com’s first blog entry. As part of our migration to a new platform, which will allow us to develop a more diverse range of content, we will use this blog to take a more interactive and informal view of changes in the global securities markets. Our plan is to share information and opinions that stand outside our core news coverage but nevertheless will, hopefully, help to shape our readers’ understanding of market evolution at this critical time. We also hope to stimulate debate among those with different perspectives on the role of markets in the global economy. By blogging, we look forward to getting to know you a little better too.