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Interactive Brokers Could Benefit From Michael Lewis' Flash Boys

By Mike Arnold: The world of high frequency trading ("HFT") was recently brought to light again by Michael Lewis' book, Flash Boys. While I won't opine on the practice of HFT, instead I want to focus on a business that could potentially benefit from additional regulatory scrutiny. Show More Summary

IEX Records Its Highest Volume Day Yet

In a curious departure from convention, the Goldman-backed, HFT-evading pseudo dark pool IEX, made famous in Michael Lewis' blockbuster "Flash Boys" has decided to post daily volume stats of its operations. And whether it is due to the...Show More Summary

‘Insurgent’ Leads Apple’s Top Paid iBooks List

Veronica Roth‘s Insurgent has returned to the top of Apple’s Top Paid iBooks in the U.S. this week, after being knocked out by Michael Lewis‘ Flash Boys last week. Apple has released its top selling books list for paid books from iBooks in the U.S. Show More Summary

High Frequency Trading Explained Simply

By Dr. Bill Conerly: High frequency trading has been in the news more, thanks in part to Michael Lewis' new book, Flash Boys. This article presents a simple explanation of how and why high frequency trading works, and why it is good for small investors. Show More Summary

Michael Lewis Discusses the Future of Exchanges With Tom Gardner

The Motley Fool recently caught up with Michael Lewis – author of "Flash Boys".

Flash Boys and the power of story

I just finished Michael Lewis’ fantastic new book Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt and enjoyed it immensely. I’ve been a Lewis fan from the beginning. Lewis is about my age and his book Liar’s Poker, which I loved, released...

A Story is Worth a Thousand Data Points: Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys

Surely, high-frequency trading is more complicated than Lewis's portrait, but if he hadn’t found a way to boil down this highly technical issue to an emotionally satisfying tale of good vs. evil, most of us would never have known it existed.

Book Review: Is Wall Street Rigged? “Michael Lewis Is Just Scratching The Surface”

I appreciate anybody who takes the time and makes the effort to read and review my book, In Bed with Wall Street. That said, I deeply appreciate those who in reading my book really seem to “get it” and are then willing to lay it on the line in “delivering it” in their review. On […]

EU beats U.S. to punch on Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys allegations

Have U.S. lawmakers just been upstaged by Europe on a stock market problem that emerged here in America? Interpret it as you will, but the European Union has reacted faster than its U.S. counterparts to the high-frequency trading practices...Show More Summary

5 Myths About High-Frequency Trading

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, Michael Lewis' new book, has placed a rather large cat amongst the Wall Street pigeons, most notably in the secretive world of high-frequency trading. From the eagerness of policymakers to jump ontoShow More Summary

The Amazing Life And Career Of Wall Street's Favorite Writer, Michael Lewis

This month, Michael Lewis retook Wall Street by storm with "Flash Boys," his new book about a group of traders who banded together to understand the damage that high-frequency trading ( HFT) was doing to markets. Whether or not you agree with the premise that HFT is harmful, there's no question that it's sparked some serious debate on Wall Street. Show More Summary

CME Sued For Giving "High-Frequency Traders Peek At Market" Since 2007

Now that both the FBI and the DOJ have woken up from a half-decade slumber realizing there was riggedness, RIGGEDNESS going on in these here stock markets courtesy of Michael Lewis' book, it wasn't long before those most impacted byShow More Summary

The Infrastructural Mystery at the End of Michael Lewis's Flash Boys

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

What an awesome way to end a book: literally in the last paragraph, and this gives away no spoilers, Michael Lewis's excellent Flash Boys drops a weird infrastructural mystery, right when you were ready to turn out the light and go to sleep. But, right there, in the final six sentences, Lewis lights a fire. Read more...

The financial industry’s need for speed gives governments more power to slow it down

If you read one business book this year, make it “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis. The journalist famous for “Moneyball” and “The Big Short” takes readers inside the parasitic world of high-frequency trading that may be harming the broader economy. Show More Summary

REPORT: SEC Planning 'Purge' Of High-Frequency Traders

The New York Post's John Aidan Byrne reports the SEC is planning a sweeping campaign against high-frequency traders in the wake of revelations about the extent of their impact published in Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys." Byrne says...Show More Summary

HFT Purge Begins: SEC Prepares To "Remove" Some High Frequency Trading Firms

Ever since Goldman's anti-HFT Op-Ed less than a month ago, and since the even more recent full-hearted support by Goldman of Michael Lewis' most recent entry into the anti-HFT crusade (one promoting the Goldman-supported IEX exchange), one thing has been clear: the days of market structure in its current format are numbered. Show More Summary

'Flash Boys' Forces ETrade Baby Into Retirement? [Videos]

Differing from a tangible invention, new virtual tools for traders are shaking up the financial industry. Michael Lewis' Flash Boys -- a top-selling treatise on the state of modern-day Wall Street -- is urning the stock market ecosystem on its head. Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: The Other Michael Lewis Backlash

Michael Lewis, the author of "Flash Boys" and one of the most popular business business journalists in the country, has been panned by a number of financial journalists.

How corrupt Chicago politics fueled the high-frequency trading mess

The New York Times this week reports that the buzz surrounding Michael Lewis’s new book “Flash Boys” has “revived support in some quarters for a tax on financial transactions, with backers arguing that a tiny surcharge on trades would have many benefits.” Noting that President Obama’s argument against such a tax is that financial firms would inevitably circumvent it, the...

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