Restoring Trust: In Markets and Politics

It’s common knowledge that human societies work most effectively and harmoniously where there are high levels of trust – in each other and our institutions.  Markets cannot operate without trust.  Wall Street is learning this as I discussed in Electronic Bulls, Bears & Pigs.  Confidence among retail investors has dropped since …

Electronic Bulls, Bears and Pigs: Predicting the Next “Flash Crash”

By Hazel Henderson Remember the old Wall Street adage, “Bulls make money; bears make money; pigs go broke!”? Today, not so much. Pigs often win, particularly those armed with computers and algorithms. Speed and complexity are the tools of those seeking alpha, hiring quants to create ever more complex derivatives …