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Michael Lewis

5 Myths About High-Frequency Trading

Bob Swarup | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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 04.08.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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...

Label Yourself and Your Business Before Someone Else Does

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

Interestingness is the instigator, the hardy pigeon that can carry your message most anywhere. Interestingness makes a message get heard above the no...

The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a time when reading seems to be less of a priority for people, it was heartening to see so many willing to give money to the Chicago Library Foundation and celebrate the Chicago Public Library and Chicago authors.

RAW VIDEO: Nursing Home Patient Catches Fire, Left To Smolder

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.01.2013 | Crime

A man smoking a cigarette at a Chicago nursing home caught fire and died as frantic staff scrambled to put out the blaze. CBS Chicago reports that...

Investors Who Bet Against the Market: Goldman Sachs Trader Convicted

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Someone once told me that it isn't hitting the pavement after jumping out of a high-rise building that kills you, it's the sudden stop. When I first ...

Writers on Writers: Jennifer Kahn Asks Michael Lewis, 'What the Hell?'

San Francisco magazine | Posted 08.05.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

hat amazes me about Michael Lewis -- what has mystified and obsessed me since I first met him in a class he was teaching at UC Berkeley a decade ago -- is his confidence.

Why Botox Can Actually Make You Depressed

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.26.2013 | Fifty

Botox injections may be designed to reduce wrinkles but they also may leave you feeling blue. Cosmetic injections of botox for crows' feet around t...

Bullying Reaches Beyond Schoolhouse Walls

Randy Rosenberger | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Randy Rosenberger

As former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice showed the most repellent on-court demeanor since Bobby Knight, outside observers have voiced their annoyance about the rise of dictatorial coaches. However, the fact remains the coach-as-bully is learned behavior and it starts early.

Why Don't Newspapers Take Unsolicited Submissions Seriously?

Michael Hobbes | Posted 04.07.2013 | Media
Michael Hobbes

A lot of people are sitting on fascinating stories about the places where they work, where they live, what's happening in their lives. This is what journalists, what journalism, are supposed to be concerned with.

Michael Lewis: 'Goldman Needs To Be Busted Up Into Smaller Pieces'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

Michael Lewis, he of Liar's Poker and Big Short fame, says that it's about time to break up the banks. "Along with the other too-big-to-fail firms...

Shaking Hands With Obama in the Oval Office

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 03.04.2013 | DC
Gary S. Chafetz

The guy had two full-time jobs: running for reelection and running the country. And yet every month he takes about an hour from his schedule to shake hands, chat briefly and take photos with members of the armed forces attached to the White House. Each is allowed one tag-along parent. I won the toss.

Don't Quote Me

David Westin | Posted 11.22.2012 | Media
David Westin

The New York Times's Jill Abramson issued a new policy forbidding "after-the-fact quote approval," except when it's OK. And, she's right on both counts. You can't legislate good journalism. The ultimate responsibility will remain where it's always been: In the audience.

Media Ethics: Issues Raised by Michael Lewis's Obama Article in Vanity Fair

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

By allowing the White House to approve quotations -- which Michael Lewis has admitted to doing for his Vanity Fair piece -- he is surrendering some of his independence as a journalist in exchange for access.