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 …

Good Business New York™ Leading Women for 2012

Congratulations to Hazel Henderson and Advisory Board Member Hunter Lovins as two of the “Good Business New York™ Leading Women of 2012” , selected for their impact and effectiveness in the world of business and finance. Good Business New York™ Leading Women for 2012 Monika Mitchell | September 18, 2012 …

Book Review: ‘Dark Pools’ By Scott Patterson

Dark Pools is a page-turning, fascinating account of how computerized algorithmic high-frequency trading (HFT) and electronic platforms evolved, took over financial markets and turned the NYSE floor into a mere “puppet-show for TV.” Author Scott Patterson, a reporter for theWall Street Journal, is a consummate observer. Dark Pools is a …

Meet the Financial Wizards Working With Occupy Wall Street

Meet the Financial Wizards Working With Occupy Wall Street The bankers, quants, and hedge fund gurus who want to reform our financial system—by helping OWS kick ass. —By Josh Harkinson | Tue Dec. 13, 2011 3:00 AM PST 86 Cathy O’NeilCathy O’Neil, a participant in the Alternative Banking Group Josh …