Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys Arrives

April 2, 2014 | 2 books mentioned 1

After some initial mystery leading up to publication, Michael Lewis’s new book Flash Boys is here and its subject is high-speed trading (sometimes called “high-frequency trading) that uses supercomputers and complex trading algorithms to attempt to generate profits through brute force. Lewis has become the most popular writer on Wall Street, giving readers a look behind closed doors. The Times has an excerpt of Flash Boys, while Bloomberg has more detail.

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.

One comment:

  1. From “The Lost Memoirs of Senator Kefuaver F. Tutwiller, IV (1823-1913):

    “In 1850’s, Flash Trading on my Aroostook Potato Exchange actually included a Most Swiftish Horse named Flash…. Riding Flash at incredible Speed, I sniffed out new stores of Potatoes faster than you could say “Jiminy!!” Alas, Just as with Icarus, My Heady Ride soon came to a Most Ignominious End.” (Below)

    https://twitter.com/MamurphyMaureen/status/451119924815998978

    Moe Murph (Faithful Biographer to Sen. Kefuaver F. Tutwiller, IV)

    @maMurphyMaureen (Twitter)

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