Need for speed: The lowdown on high-frequency trading

Michael Lewis' latest book 'Flash Boys' sheds light on the perverse financial incentives created by high-frequency trading, with regulators pledging to investigate the practice.

The idea that the US stockmarket is rigged to hurt the average mum and dad investor sounds like a ripper idea for a movie script, doesn’t it? That could soon be the case following the release of Michael Lewis’ new book Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

The author of Moneyball and The Blind Side -- both stories that were turned into Oscar-nominated movies -- takes on high-frequency traders in his new book, which was released to much noise this week in the US.



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