Here are a bunch of questions, most lifted from real E-Mail that I have gotten. If your question is not here, please feel free to ask me at


What is Island?

Island is basically a big computer program that takes in buy and sell orders from lots of sources and matches them up when ever possible. It also ha a number of ways that is displays the open orders to the out side world with the intent of soliciting someone else to enter a matching order.


How do I enter an order into Island?

For a number of regulatory reasons, retail investors can not enter orders directly into the Island system. Instead, a retail investor would typicaly give the order to thier broker who would in turn enter it into Island.

More to come. Check back tommorow...