Iam Scott Patterson, staff reporter for Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author of “The Quants” and “Dark Pools”. I write about the government’s regulation of Wall Street, and the technology used to manipulate it. AMA
Hey Reddit, I’m Scott Patterson. I'm an author and staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, covering the government's regulation of the financial industry. I also write extensively on advanced technology used by sophisticated firms to trade on the stock market—and sometimes manipulate it—such as high-frequency trading, high-powered algorithms, artificial intelligence and dark pools.
In this book I show how the stock market has come to rely on computerized trading over the past 20 years, how many suspect it is rigged against average investors, and what I think is coming next.
If you want a quick preview, Zero Hedge did a 3 part excerpt
During an interview about The Quants Jon Stewart and The Daily Show helped me come up with the idea for writing Dark Pools, so who knows Reddit, maybe we can come up with my next book idea today!
I'm excited and will be here to chat for as long as I can--hopefully no Black Swans hit and force me to go back to work in the middle.