Zero Hedge is a popular financial blog that began in 2009. People who read and comment on ZH were given a nickname from the title of the article “The Zero Hedgies,” by financial writer Felix Salmon, on September 30, 2009. The nickname “Zero Heads” was used by a commenter to this article on October 1, 2009; “Zero heads” was also used on the Zero Hedge blog on November 9, 2009.
Zero Hedge’s readers and commenters most frequently go by the term “ZHers.”
Wikipedia: Zero Hedge
Zero Hedge is a news website, content aggregator, and collection of blogs by contributing editors. It reports on economics, Wall Street, and the financial sector and is credited with bringing the controversial practice of flash trading to public attention in 2009 via a series of posts alleging that Goldman Sachs’ access to flash order information allowed the firm to gain unfair profits. The news portion of the site is written by a group of editors who collectively write under the pseudonym “Tyler Durden”, a character from the novel Fight Club.
Readership and influence
By September 2009, Zero Hedge had begun drawing more traffic than more established financial websites with 333,000 unique visitors a month, impressing even those who say the news site is full of conspiracy theory and “apocalyptic world view”. Durden says two-thirds of its readers are from Wall Street. According to Quantcast, Zero Hedge has as of 2012 a monthly global traffic of 1.8 million people.
The Zero Hedgies
By Felix Salmon
September 30, 2009
I met up with Joe Hagan this morning, in the wake of the appearance of his big New York story on Zero hedge. The vitriol aimed at him from the Zero Hedgies is something to behold, both in the comments on nymag.com and on ZH itself.
Posted by Jon
Oct 1, 2009
5:18 pm UTC
Felix,Add me to the list of annoyed Zero Hedge fans who was an avid reader of your column. Until yesterday. I really, really don’t like being stereotyped – I read the Nation too. I suppose that makes me a communist? Or does that simply confirm my paranoia?And I have to say, other comments on this page made me happy. Bravo, Zero Heads.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/09/2009 14:23 -0400
Mon, 11/09/2009 - 16:10 |
It certainly got me all hot and bothered.
While I force myself to check other sites and blogs each day, I find myself returning to ZH for my hourly fix of wit and wisdom. God help me but I’m addicted and I can’t stop.
Is there a 12 step program for Zero heads?
Thursday, 9 December 2010
The Return of London Banker?
celtic gold said…
great to have your erudite opinion in blogworld again , you can expect a flood of newbies (and others) by your outing on ZH today. may sanity return to this old world , one day.
30 December 2010 23:33
Zero hedgies think highly of u.
19 January 2011 19:13