Back to the Future

ON BALANCE

As reflected by our 10-page report on the market data industry, starting on page 9, this week we are focusing on the future. What will the rest of 2004 bring?

In many instances, the comments of the industry experts we interviewed confirm our own impressions. Certainly, despite the variety of people and companies who participate in this month’s special report, there are many common themes. Happily, much of these spell good news.

The recovery has begun. The long-awaited turnaround has started,