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Dark Pools: The Rise of the Machine Traders and the Rigging of the U.S.… (2012)

by Scott Patterson

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    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis (Stbalbach)
    Stbalbach: Similar writing styles, about outsider traders who beat the establishment and changed the rules.
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I found this book very interesting. It is one of the few books that manage to keep my interest the whole time. I highly recommend this book to other people if you have interest in financial markets. ( )
  AmrinderNagra | Jan 20, 2018 |
One I couldn't put it down. Needs a glossary and a ' dramatis persona '. Part four ( which you could skip ahead to if you like ) is seriously eye-popping. ( )
  Baku-X | Jan 10, 2017 |
Good stuff. Really insightful on hi speed trading. COmpliments Michael Lewis book, Flash Boys, quite well. Very insightful and tells a strong story. Terrible how people can game the system and take out millions. ( )
  bermandog | Oct 7, 2016 |
Done ( )
  dendisuhubdy | Mar 22, 2016 |
Smart, comprehensive, and informative! ( )
  sberson | Jun 8, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307887170, Hardcover)

A news-breaking account of the global stock market's subterranean battles, Dark Pools portrays the rise of the "bots"- artificially intelligent systems that execute trades in milliseconds and use the cover of darkness to out-maneuver the humans who've created them.

In the beginning was Josh Levine, an idealistic programming genius who dreamed of wresting control of the market from the big exchanges that, again and again, gave the giant institutions an advantage over the little guy. Levine created a computerized trading hub named Island where small traders swapped stocks, and over time his invention morphed into a global electronic stock market that sent trillions in capital through a vast jungle of fiber-optic cables.  

By then, the market that Levine had sought to fix had turned upside down, birthing secretive exchanges called dark pools and a new species of trading machines that could think, and that seemed, ominously, to be slipping the control of their human masters.

Dark Pools is the fascinating story of how global markets have been hijacked by trading robots--many so self-directed that humans can't predict what they'll do next.

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Evaluates the cost and consequences of high-speed trading, arguing that the development of automatic, super-intelligent trading machines is eliminating necessary human interests and compromising regulation measures.

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