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Tuesday | 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."


Related Topix: Books, Short, Comedy Movies, Er, Drama Movies, ER, Soap Opera, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Celebrities, George Clooney, Computers

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.


Related Topix: Books, Pension, Personal Finance, Mutual Funds, Retirement, RBC Financial Group, Banking, Financial Services, 60 Minutes, Entertainment, Television

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Publishers' Weekly

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.


Related Topix: Books, Media, IGN Entertainment, Fox Filmed Entertainment, 60 Minutes, Entertainment, Television, George Washington University, Michigan

Fri Apr 11, 2014

CBC News

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.


Related Topix: Books


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.


Related Topix: Books, US News

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.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Books

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Washington Times

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.


Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Moneyball, Books, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

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.


Related Topix: Moneyball, Books, The Blind Side, Entertainment

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.


Related Topix: Books, Tax

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.


Related Topix: Books, 60 Minutes, Entertainment, Television

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Motley Fool

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.


Related Topix: Startups, Intuitive Surgical, Semiconductors, Micron Technology, Electronics, Financial Markets, Books, Science / Technology, Robots

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.


Related Topix: Books, RBC Financial Group, Banking, Financial Services, Moneyball


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.


Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Books

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Economist

Stockmarkets: Fast times

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Related Topix: Books

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 .


Related Topix: Books, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

Fox News

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.


Related Topix: Books, Marketing, Business News


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)


Related Topix: Books, Financial Services, Greenlight Capital, Investment Services, Gabelli Asset Management, Atlantic City, NJ, US News


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.


Related Topix: Books, Moneyball


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."


Related Topix: Books

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.


Related Topix: Books, Computers