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In Michael Lewis's game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. They band together—some of them walking away from seven-figure salaries—to investigate, expose, and reform the insidious new ways that Wall Street generates profits. If you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you.
|Title||:||Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
March 31, 2014
Considering this is about my husband, I might be more than a little biased. :)
June 10, 2017
Honestly investment and stock exchange is something that bores me to death so I was putting off having to read this one for a while and today I forced myself to get it over with. I was surprised to find that the book was really interesting though, I had no clue about High Frequency Traders or dar...
May 01, 2014
The new book by Michael Lewis criticizing high-frequency trading has created quite a stir. I’m imaging what a PR response might look like, though not an entirely serious one. It’s structured in FAQ format, but the questions aren’t really frequently asked so much as ones I’d like to answer. The id...
December 11, 2015
“Shining a light creates shadows”
― Michael Lewis, Flash Boys
There was a temptation to write my review before I had finished reading. To get there first before other reviewers. This race to be first, however, sometimes requires a pause, a reflection, about what speed, transparency, fairness actu...
July 26, 2014
This book is wonderful; it is well-written, engaging, and the subject is fascinating. I had never given much thought to stock exchanges, trading, and the processes that occur there. Michael Lewis manages to make the subject transparent and interesting! He describes the activities of so-called "Hi...
September 01, 2016
Michael Lewis explains how the stock market became such an incomprehensibly unfair system as a natural byproduct of human greed and animosity.
At one brief point in history, we viewed investing as a way to make the world better off for everybody involved. But then Wall Street's greed took over, st...
October 08, 2014
It's All Rigged Folks!
The seemingly democratic 'market' is a class system and the name of the game is speed. There is a hierarchy of speed in place and the haves are looting the have-nots.
Taleb made a name for himself ridiculing the markets, the experts and the traders - attributing whatever mone...
July 09, 2016
In all honesty I picked this up as Wall Street and the stock market are something I have an intetest in but little acual knowledge of. Whilst definitely an interesting read and providing the right amount of shock factor, I felt like I was just skimming some areas without digesting any of the info...
March 02, 2015
On Reading & Rating
For my money (which, since I'm neither a Wall Street tycoon, nor a Russian coding genius, isn't a whole heck of a lot) this isn't Michael Lewis' best work. My reading experience was a mix of fascination and frustration. Why the latter? Lewis covers (and condemns) a whole...
September 09, 2016
Michael Lewis has given us another great read, leaving us pondering big issues about the latest wall street scam and the point of society. In today’s world, the information he shares about high-frequency trading (HFT) on Wall Street feels dated before it arrives on the page…before we read it…befo...