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Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys Arrives

By posted at 9:12 am on April 2, 2014 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.





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One Response to “Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys Arrives”

  1. Moe Murph
    at 3:56 pm on April 4, 2014

    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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