The Resource Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt, Michael Lewis

Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt, Michael Lewis

Label
Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt
Title
Flash boys
Title remainder
a Wall Street revolt
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets. A report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets, this book is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post-financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, they band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading, source of the most intractable problems, will have no advantage whatsoever. The characters are each completely different from what you think of when you think "Wall Street guy." Several have walked away from jobs in the financial sector that paid them millions of dollars a year. From their new vantage point they investigate the big banks, the world's stock exchanges, and high-frequency trading firms as they have never been investigated, and expose the many strange new ways that Wall Street generates profits. The author shines a light into the darkest corners of the financial world, where anyone in contact with the market, even a retirement account, is part of the story. But in the end, this is the story of people who have somehow preserved a moral sense in an environment where you don't get paid for that; they have perceived an institutionalized injustice and are willing to go to war to fix it
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
332.6/2092273
Index
no index present
LC call number
HG4928.5
LC item number
L478 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt, Michael Lewis
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Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt, Michael Lewis
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Windows on the World -- Hidden in plain sight -- Brad's problem -- Ronan's problem -- Tracking the predator -- Putting a face on HFT -- How to take billions from Wall Street -- An army of one -- The spider and the fly -- Epilogue: Riding the Wall Street Trail
Control code
ocn879248390
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
423 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410471543
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2400594
  • (OCoLC)879248390

Library Locations

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