Kilburn's Corner: Market Data's ‘Giving Tree'

It's time for the industry that demands so much from market data to give something back in return.

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Faye Kilburn, deputy editor, Inside Market Data

At the end of the book, when the boy reaches old age, he meets the tree, who says it has nothing left to give, as only a stump remains. But the boy just wants "a quiet place to sit and rest," which the tree can provide. The book has been called divisive, since interpretations of the story vary from a positive morality tale about selfless love to a dark commentary about an abusive relationship.

As such, it strikes me that market data is very much like The Giving Tree. There was a time when all th

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