Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis

By Michael Lewis

4 years after his number 1 bestseller the large brief, Michael Lewis returns to Wall highway to record on a high-tech predator stalking the fairness markets.

Flash Boys is set a small workforce of Wall road men who determine that the U.S. inventory marketplace has been rigged for the good thing about insiders and that, post–financial situation, the markets became no more unfastened yet much less, and extra managed via the large Wall highway banks. operating at assorted organisations, they arrive to this attention individually; yet once they detect each other, the flash boys band jointly and got down to reform the monetary markets. This they do through developing an alternate during which high-frequency trading—source of the main intractable problems—will haven't any virtue whatsoever.
The characters in Flash Boys are marvelous, every one different from what you're thinking that of if you imagine “Wall road guy.” numerous have walked clear of jobs within the monetary area that paid them thousands of greenbacks a 12 months. From their new vantage element they examine the massive banks, the world’s inventory exchanges, and high-frequency buying and selling businesses as they've got by no means been investigated, and divulge the numerous unusual new ways in which Wall road generates profits.

The gentle that Lewis shines into the darkest corners of the monetary international will not be strong on your blood strain, simply because when you've got any touch with the industry, even a retirement account, this tale is going on to you. yet in any case, Flash Boys is an uplifting learn. listed here are those who have someway preserved an ethical experience in an atmosphere the place you don’t receives a commission for that; they've got perceived an institutionalized injustice and are prepared to visit conflict to mend it.

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Now the long-run average cost (LAC) curve is not the envelope but the locus of the minimum point of the short-run average cost (SAC) curves. In Fig. 10, we measure horizontally the volume of the industrial output or the corresponding output of the representative firm, and vertically, prices and costs. Curves SAC are shortrun average cost curves of the representative firm, and curves SMC are short-run marginal cost curves of the representative firm, which is, however, also the short-run supply curve of the industry.

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