The Millions (A Blog about Books)
A Story is Worth a Thousand Data Points: Michael Lewis's Flash Boys
In the early years of the digital age, it was common to hear dire warnings about "the death of narrative."
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
Guide to Michael Lewis' top 6 'Flash Boys' videos - Is U.S. stock market rigged?
" Flash Boys " is a brand new book by famed writer Michael Lewis about how the U.S. stock market is "rigged"! Yes a U.S. stock market that is "rigged" so much that big investors to small investors retirement money) are being electronically "scalped" and scammed.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
This Week's Bestsellers: April 14, 2014
Who else but Michael Lewis can spin captivating prose out of "rebate arbitrage" and "electronic front running"? Bounding onto our Hardcover Nonfiction list at #1 and selling 55,528 copies in its first week , Lewis's Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt examines the rise of electronic stock exchanges and the resulting scams.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Film Review: Draft Day
If you're interested in professional sports' backroom deals and corporate acrobatics interest you as much as the action on the turf, Draft Day wants to take you inside the machine behind American football.
Michael Lewis hits back: "There's been a lot of people...
The bestselling author explains the uproar caused by his new book: "This time I punched Wall Street in the balls" Michael Lewis sits down for lunch at the Claremont Hotel in Oakland, Calif., looking like a man who is well-satisfied with the state of his current affairs.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
New Orleans binds three disparate writers with spring books
New Orleans is the thread binding three disparate writers with April books. Michael Lewis , a native of the city, is riding atop the bestseller lists once again, this time with a non-fiction book that looks at the financial industry.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
De Blasio talks successes, challenges and selfies
Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers are more interested in stopping him for selfies than to give advice.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Sony Acquiring Wall Street Thriller 'Flash Boys' From 'Moneyball' Writer
Sony Pictures is nearing a deal for the rights to Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, the newest book from Moneyball writer Michael Lewis.
Halfway To Concord
Real wealth inequality is found in the .01 percent v the 99.99 percent
I've been watching Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and more recently Flash Boys, do his media tour for his new book Flash Boys talk about how the Stock Market is rigged by digital high-speed, high-frequency trading that knows you made a trade before y0u push the BUY button.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
The Financial Report - Volume 3, No. 7 a April 2014
I am always intrigued by the odd similarities of seemingly unrelated but contemporaneous newsworthy events.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
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Why E*Trade, Intuitive Surgical, and Micron Technology Are Today's 3 Worst Stocks
Poor jobs numbers sent the stock market tumbling on Friday, as nine in 10 sectors finished in the red.
The Globe and Mail
Flash Boys: Michael Lewis muscles into the dodgy world of high-frequency trading
It's a dead giveaway: When someone tells a reporter that the story they're chasing "isn't news," you can be fairly certain that: a) it is news; and b) its publication will cause discomfort to the person trying to tell you it is not news.
U.S. Justice Department Probes High-Frequency Trading
While testifying before a House subcommittee group, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that the Justice Department is investigating high-frequency trading, a practice in which firms use algorithms and high-speed fiber optic lines to process trades.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Stockmarkets: Fast times
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Lewis Calls Flash Boys Blowback 'Thoughtless'
Certainly not Michael Lewis, who says he didn't anticipate the level of blowback to Flash Boys .
Report: High-Speed Trader Virtu Delays IPO
High-frequency trader Virtu Financial reportedly plans to delay its initial public offering amid controversy over recent claims that these sophisticated marker players help "rig" the stock market.
Michael Lewis Says Einhorn Was Like a - Dumb Tourist' in Market
Poker players, counter clockwise from left: David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc.; Steve Kuhn, head of fixed income trading at Pine River Capital Management; Jim Chanos, founder of Kynikos Associates Ltd.; John Rogers, chairman and chief executive officer of Ariel investments LLC; Mario Gabelli, chairman and chief executive officer of ... (more)
The Fame-Ready Cast of the Michael Lewis Publicity Blitz
Michael Lewis's recent books-including Moneyball and The Blind Side -have kicked up so much media attention that he's managed to create a secondary market of opportunities in Hollywood, reality TV, and publishing for the people who appear in his stories.
The Book Reader: 'Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt'
Bari Weiss of The Wall Street Journal reports on newly released book titles and the world of publishing in "The Book Reader."
Tue Apr 01, 2014
WTF Is HFT? What You Should Know About High-Frequency Trading
If you've scratched your head this week about all the talk around high-frequency trading, you're not alone.