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Michael Lewis

What's to Be Done About High Frequency Trading?

Robert Zevin | Posted 11.06.2014 | Business
Robert Zevin

High Frequency Trading (HFT) is essentially no different from a highwayman standing in the road with a gun demanding a tributary toll from all who would go about their business to the better without him.

Goldman Sachs Three on a Match: Lehman, AIG and Carmen Segarra?

Jim Treacy | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

Lehman down, AIG up, Carmen Segarra out and a seemingly well-connected, three-peat winner, Goldman Sachs, motors on...

The Reykjavik International Film Festival Is the Tectonic Meeting Point of European and American Indie Cinema

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Whether you are looking to write, scout or shoot (the Icelandic Film Centre offers a 20 percent rebate if you meet certain "cultural criteria"), put Reykjavik and RIFF in your filmmaking bucket list.

What Baseball Teaches Us About Big Data

Mike Cassidy | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports
Mike Cassidy

The idea that stats can outsmart baseball brains is the source of a heated and ongoing debate. It is wise, but not necessarily universally accepted by fans and pundits. How can a machine outperform years of coaching ball?

Billy Beane and the New Moneyball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

More than a decade after Moneyball was written, on base percentage, and the ability to draw walks are no longer undervalued by the market. Accordingly, identifying the new market inefficiency is an ongoing challenge for all teams. Billy Beane, the name most associated with Moneyball, may have just found one.

Michael Lewis' Flash Boys

Robert Zevin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Robert Zevin

The real value of the book is that its detailed description of this particular scam provides a universal blueprint of the way all such scams work on Wall Street, throughout the financial industry.

Senate Panel Probing High-Frequency Trading Talks To 'Flash Boys'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

A Senate panel probing high-frequency trading on Wall Street has spoken to the people behind IEX, the upstart trading venue prominently featured in Mi...

How the One Percent Is Stealing Your Money in the Stock Market

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You think that the broker has your best interest at heart. They are, after all, working for you. You are paying them a commission. And you are living in America, the land of "everyday low prices." But you have been misled.

Chipotle Just Got A Whole Lot More Highbrow

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

Starting Thursday, the massive demographic that comprises both burrito-lovers and literary aficionados will find a real treat at Chipotle: Cups and ba...

What Would Michael Lewis Do? Let's Ask Him

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

The language of finance is complicated. From the "turgid dialect" of Fedspeak to the rambling disclaimers on investment prospectuses, the industry embraces verbosity.

Occupy Amazon: Elizabeth Warren, Thomas Piketty And Michael Lewis Books Surging Online

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

If Amazon's top-sellers list is any indication, Americans are fed up with rising income inequality. As of Thursday evening, Sen. Elizabeth Warren'...

Michael Lewis: Making Lots Of Money On Wall Street 'Vaguely Criminal'

www.newrepublic.com | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business

Lewis, who was formerly a writer at The New Republic, has written about Wall Street before, and is the author of several bestsellers, including Moneyb...

5 Myths About High-Frequency Trading

Bob Swarup | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

For better or for worse, high-frequency trading is a part of our financial landscape today. This is an economic arms race, and there are risks involved.

April Showers Hit Markets: Bring an Umbrella to Trade

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Forces at work from Tokyo to Kiev have been roiling the U.S. stock market for a couple of week. But the financial sushi that is now on the menu in Japan, and Russia's "Crimea of the Century" are only part of the story.

Make the "Rigged" Markets Work for You

Dan Solin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

How do you position yourself to benefit from the positive effects of high-frequency trading, while avoiding its perils?

Lewis Through the Looking Glass

David Crisanti | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
David Crisanti

There is an old phrase 'the most dangerous idea is when you have only one' which means you can get wedded to something that simply won't work if you don't have a plan b. In this case its more clear with each talk show appearance that Lewis became committed to the idea that the market is 'more rigged than ever.'

Flash Boys Puts a Flashlight on Dark, Predatory HFT Trading

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The industry counters by denying these facts and boldly claiming that they provide liquidity and lower costs, but it has been demonstrated that HFT is more often a liquidity taker than a liquidity provider and, if anything, raises the costs of trading.

Lewis On Flash Crash Worst-Case Scenario: 'I'm Not Sure Anybody Knows'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

Michael Lewis, the well known author of “The Big Short” and “Liars’ Poker,” talked with HuffPost Live Wednesday about the dangers of high-fr...

COMING UP: Michael Lewis Talks 'Flash Boys,' Gives Insider Look At Wall Street

Posted 04.02.2014 | Business

Author and journalist Michael Lewis is one of the premier chroniclers of our age. His new book "Flash Boys" takes us into Wall Street's exclusive conf...

High Frequency Trading, and Proof That the SEC Approach to Insider Trading Is Completely Wrong

Mark Cuban | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

The SEC continues to think insider trading enforcement is the way to increase confidence in the markets. It is not.

Zach Carter

The Worst Response Yet To The New Michael Lewis Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Author Michael Lewis and other critics of high-frequency trading are wrong, because computers. That's the upshot of some new talking ...

Mark Gongloff

Grading The Truthiness Of All The Michael Lewis Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business

Skilled Wall Street-botherer Michael Lewis has a new book out claiming the stock market is hopelessly rigged against investors, and the backlash from ...

FBI Investigating High-Frequency Traders: WSJ

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

A senior FBI official has said the agency is investigating high-speed traders over whether they base trades on nonpublic information, according The Wa...

The Market Is Rigged And You're Getting Screwed

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

The U.S. stock market is rigged, with elite traders buying access to a high-speed network that allows them to figure out what you've just ordered, ord...

Michael Lewis: 'I Have Lightning In A Bottle' With Latest Book

New York Magazine | Posted 03.28.2014 | Books

Unless you worked in certain sectors of Wall Street, read a Businessweek Q&A last fall, or saw a short news item in the Times on January 14, you proba...