I was not able to find a 'microstructure' tag that I believe could be used on my post.

Can this be created? Or give reasons why its a bad idea.

(I do not have the rep to create it, otherwise I would have)

2 Answers 2


A tag becomes useful when there are at least several questions that could use that tag. Therefore related questions for that topic can be easily found. Currently a search of this SE site only show one answer where the word is used.

Ask the question and if it is a good question and on topic, and it results in several more questions then there will be a need for a tag.


Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see how that tag really would relate to personal finance. Seems more like an economics term, which is off topic on the site.

  • I see nothing in help banning questions on how markets work. This is not economics related microstructure.
    – BAR
    Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 22:01
  • I don't see any value in creating such a tag. Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 22:52
  • @BAR Tags are for questions, and questions here ought to relate to practical personal finance. Questions on "how markets work" may be considered related to personal finance, or they may not. One would have to see the particular question to judge whether it fits the personal finance criteria. "Microstructure" seems like a term one would come across more on the theoretical side of finance, and somebody asking a question about microstructure (as opposed to referencing the idea in an answer) may be asking in the wrong place. Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 12:20
  • @ChrisW.Rea There are too many examples to list concisely, but microstructure can relate to personal finance, where questions on 'how markets work' do as well.
    – BAR
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 18:00
  • @BAR And when we have enough such real questions that do survive the on-topic test, then it may be warranted. i.e. what mhoran_psprep said in his answer. Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 18:03
  • @ChrisW.Rea Unfortunately I do not have the time to see if more posts could take use of this. Just thought it applies and had more usage. I haven't seen too many outside the industry use the term properly, so its likely there are posts where it applies but the poster did not realize.
    – BAR
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 21:10

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