Author Topic: Flash Boys - Michael Lewis  (Read 20815 times)

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Re: Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2015, 09:36:06 AM »


So you work in HFT, eh?

But you have to admit, someone just had to ask, it was too obvious  :D

I wish I did, I would not have to hang out on this forum then. Just roll in moolah.  ;D
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Re: Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2015, 01:31:29 PM »
I find Michael Lewis to be pompous, self important, sensationalist prick. Despite his proclaimed self-righteousness, he fit Salomon very well.

I happen to like him. He is certainly much more virtuous than the industry he criticizes.

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Re: Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2015, 11:06:06 AM »
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Brad Katsuyama, President and Chief Executive Officer of IEX Group, formerly the Global Head of Electronic Sales and Trading at RBC Capital Markets. They discuss dark pools. This interview aired on Bloomberg Radio.


http://www.bloomberg.com/podcasts/masters-in-business/


Listened. Good one.

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Re: Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2015, 08:33:29 AM »
Just finished listening to this one.  I've read three of Lewis' books now, and each time I feel increasingly uneasy with his representations.  I get the impression that he presents a version of the truth, but it is a potentially dangerous, one-sided version.  That said, I have trouble believing HFT is doing a whole lot of good for the world.

Following on to that, has anyone read this counterpoint?

Flash Boys: Not So Fast: An Insider's Perspective on High-Frequency Trading

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Re: Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2015, 10:54:34 AM »
I've read three of Lewis' books now, and each time I feel increasingly uneasy with his representations.  I get the impression that he presents a version of the truth, but it is a potentially dangerous, one-sided version.

Exactly my feeling about him.
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Re: Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2015, 12:24:22 PM »
He writes entertaining novels.
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Re: Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2015, 12:34:33 PM »
He writes entertaining novels.
 ;)

He writes entertaining novels.

There. Fixed that for ya.  8)
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Re: Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2015, 01:02:09 PM »
His "novel" is kicking a bunch of parasites in the teeth, so at least there's that  :D
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Re: Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2015, 10:38:32 AM »
He writes entertaining novels.
 ;)

He writes entertaining novels.

There. Fixed that for ya.  8)

It was "entertaining" as I've become engrossed in the story and read it rather quickly.  Don't get bored out of my mind.  Didn't particularly enjoy this one that much however.

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Re: Flash Boys - Michael Lewis
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2015, 11:08:04 AM »
Listened. A character-driven view with mostly one side of the story. Could've been without the recurring "so much money stolen" rants. And I would've liked some finance-characters to complete the tech rebels viewpoint. We'll can't get it all...I liked it overall.