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    1. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2014

      The belated Michael Lewis effect?

      The five and a half months since this book was published have not been an easy one for the high frequency trading community,...

    2. September 16, 2014

      The modern US share market

      Dark pools are coming into the spotlight as investors and regulators alike grapple with the advent of the modern market. The...

    1. September 16, 2014

      Sense of urgency underpins fresh scrutiny of markets

      For the past five years, global policy makers have sought, with varying degrees of success, to reform the over-the-counter...

    2. August 4, 2014

      Investors blow froth off junk bond market

      “The first thing you learn on the trading floor is that when large numbers of people are after the same commodity, be it a...

    3. July 24, 2014

      Nasdaq earnings boosted by acquisitions

      Nasdaq OMX reported double-digit earnings and revenue growth for the second quarter in spite of low trading volumes as...

    4. June 27, 2014

      Summer reading: Business

      Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace,...

    5. June 26, 2014

      Dark times for opaque trading platforms

      Whoever dreamt up the label “dark pool” to describe a particular kind of stock market trading, they must be wishing they had...

    6. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2014

      Of darkish pools

      Here are your US dark pools charted: What allowed that chart to be put together were justifiably fidgety US regulators...

    7. June 17, 2014

      US senators push for curbs on flash traders

      US senators stepped up their scrutiny of high-frequency trading at a congressional hearing on Tuesday, raising pressure on...

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2014

      Paradoxical markets: HFT edition

      One doesn’t need Michael Lewis to point out that the world of order flow (and asset transfer) is murky. Purposefully so....

    9. May 24, 2014

      IEX Group set for Flash Boys boost

      IEX Group, a start-up US equity trading venue, could cash in on its newfound recognition in Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys by...

    10. May 22, 2014

      BofA winds down electronic stock trading unit

      Bank of America is winding down an electronic stock trading unit that was intended to handle client orders related to its...

    11. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - How did we get so busy? (Why was Keynes wrong?) - Forget the cloud. Tech’s future is in the fog. -...

    12. May 9, 2014

      Goldman probed over Asia hiring practices

      Goldman Sachs disclosed it was under investigation for its hiring practices in Asia and for high-frequency trading, two...

    13. May 8, 2014

      ICE chief pledges to simplify stocks trading

      The new owner of the New York Stock Exchange has waded into the raging debate over high-frequency trading and promised to...

    14. April 20, 2014

      High-frequency traders: heroes or hoodlums?

      By using the emotive phrase “rigging the market” to describe the impact of high-frequency trading on stock markets, the...

    15. April 13, 2014

      Plan 10 years ahead, not 10 milliseconds

      Author Michael Lewis has captured the headlines and imagination in recent days with his new book Flash Boys about...

    16. April 11, 2014

      Feeling a touch of Michael Lewis overload

      If, like me, you live in the US, then you may be feeling a touch of Michael Lewis overload. If you live elsewhere, you may...

    17. April 8, 2014

      Comment: If the market is rigged, fix the market!

      Michael Lewis cries out “the market is rigged” in his latest and “newsiest” book, Flash Boys. His warning call has sparked...

    18. April 3, 2014

      M Stanley hits back over Flash Boys row

      Morgan Stanley has disputed the suggestion that improvements in its equities business have been driven by controversial...

    19. April 3, 2014

      Fierce competition forces ‘flash’ HFT firms into new markets

      One day in 2012, an employee of Virtu Financial made a mistake. The human error would be the only blemish on the...

    20. April 3, 2014

      ‘Flash Boys’, by Michael Lewis

      Flash Boys: Cracking the Money Code, by Michael Lewis, Allen Lane, RRP£30/WW Norton, RRP$27.95, 288 pages Michael Lewis has...

    21. April 2, 2014

      How the industry sees “Flash Boys”

      Michael Lewis, author of Liar’s Poker and The Big Short, has kicked off a storm with his new book, Flash Boys, which argues...

    22. FT Alphaville

      April 2, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - The HFT debate. - From “diaphragmatic support” to the money multiplier debate. - The...

    23. April 2, 2014

      Virtu Financial delays IPO amid Flash Boys furore

      Virtu Financial, a high-frequency trading company, has delayed a planned US initial public offering after its bankers...

    24. FT Alphaville

      April 1, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING -”When is it ethical to hand our decisions over to machines? And when is external automation a step...

    25. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The highest-ranking American airport (Cincinnati) is 27th in the world. - High-frequency traders...

    26. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2014

      Full circle idealism, the HFT story

      What with the Michael Lewis furore building up, here’s some Scott Patterson: Because as Levine sponged up the technical...

    27. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Michael Lewis and HFT on 60 Minutes. - Putin’s economic Achilles heel. - Jobs and skills and zombies....

    28. March 28, 2014

      ‘Flash Boys’ starts Wall St soul searching

      Michael Lewis, the author of Liar’s Poker and The Big Short , has Wall Street on edge. The prospect of a new book by the...

    29. March 4, 2014

      Bond syndication bonanza under scrutiny

      The author Michael Lewis once described syndicate managers – the bankers charged with coordinating big bond deals – as the...

    30. FT Alphaville

      August 5, 2013

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Bernanke got more FOMC laughs than Greenspan… until 2007. - Michael Lewis re-tries convicted former...

    31. January 14, 2013

      Lakshmi Bhojraj

      Lakshmi Bhojraj is Breazzano Family Executive Director of the Parker Center for Investment Research at Cornell University’s...

    32. December 1, 2012

      Not many happy returns for investors

      Commodity investors have faced a challenging year in 2012 as choppy market conditions have disrupted key investment...

    33. July 6, 2012

      Iceland recovers from its financial delusions

      How was Reykjavik, then? Very nice, very nice indeed. Whale watching. Hot tubs, geysers, waterfalls and glaciers. All in a...

    34. June 14, 2012

      New rules threaten to export financial repression

      Emerging market exposure is the miracle ingredient on which depend the claims of many UK stocks to pep up investment...

    35. FT Alphaville

      June 5, 2012

      Michael Lewis and the luck speech

      It’s probably inevitable (for such a prolific writer) that Michael Lewis sometimes lapses into stereotyping and simplistic...

    36. The World

      May 11, 2012

      In the Picture: Greece and the eurozone crisis

      The eurozone crisis is back with a vengeance. In a Bloomberg poll published on Thursday, 57% of 1,253 Bloomberg subscribers...

    37. Martin Wolf's Exchange

      April 24, 2012

      Occupy Wall St and the taxation of high earnings

      “The share of total income going to the top 1 per cent of income earners has increased dramatically, from 9 per cent in 1970...

    38. March 14, 2012

      Goldman revealed as an investment bank

      You would need to lead a sheltered existence to feel shocked by Greg Smith’s article “Why I am leaving Goldman Sachs”,...

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