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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
Title variation
Wall Street revolt
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10313799
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
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Wall Street revolt
Label
Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt, Michael Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Riding the Wall Street trail
Control code
21044113
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780393244663
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780393244663
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn868648928
  • (OCoLC)868648928
Label
Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt, Michael Lewis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Riding the Wall Street trail
Control code
21044113
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780393244663
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780393244663
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn868648928
  • (OCoLC)868648928

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