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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. FT Alphaville

    April 2, 2014

    Further reading

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

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    The Closer

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

  10. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. January 14, 2013

    Lakshmi Bhojraj

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

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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”,...

  23. February 24, 2012

    Soaring crude price threatens recovery

    “Until recently, my mornings started with a check on the Italian bond yield,” says Wall Street strategist Ed Yardeni. Not...

  24. February 20, 2012

    A stall to set out

    Late last year, Carlyle’s three co-founders sent contacts a short seasonal video starring themselves. In it, David...

  25. The World

    February 15, 2012

    In the Picture: Greece under pressure

    Louisa Gouliamaki for AFP/Getty Images Want to know a little of how it feels to live in Greece today? This photo, taken in...

  26. January 8, 2012

    We need more insiders to speak out

    The savings and investment industry has for years lamented the loss of trust in it by its customers but has largely failed...

  27. December 13, 2011

    Gold ETF holdings hit record high

    Interest in gold exchange traded funds reached a peak at the end of November as investors’ appetite for bullion backed ETFs...

  28. November 11, 2011

    Let’s play Moneyball

    The moment you see Michael Lewis and Billy Beane together, you realise how Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game got...

  29. Westminster Blog

    October 18, 2011

    Exclusive: Xstrata chief executive was the final donor to Adam Werritty's vehicle

    One of the remaining mysteries over Adam Werritty was the identity of the final donor to Pargav. This morning’s Times said...

  30. October 15, 2011

    The donors and the downfall

    The Hedge Fund Billionaire Hedge fund billionaire Michael Hintze – a former Australian army captain and current papal knight...

  31. October 14, 2011

    Donor revelations add to pressure on Fox

    Liam Fox is under intensified pressure after it emerged that his controversial associate Adam Werritty was paid £147,000 by...

  32. October 10, 2011

    Good move, bad timing

    In retrospect, the decision by General Dynamics to spend $2.2bn buying Jet Aviation, the business-jet services company, in...

  33. October 7, 2011


    No question about it, Michael Lewis meets some extraordinary characters in his excursions through the barely controlled...

  34. FT Alphaville

    October 4, 2011

    Rise of the central execution desk

    The UBS rogue-trading scandal has shone a light on the way banks have transformed their trading divisions in the last...

  35. September 30, 2011

    Instant messengers

    In 1936, a journalist for China Weekly Review called Edgar Snow travelled to north-west China to interview Mao Zedong. Mao...

  36. FT Alphaville

    September 30, 2011

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Michael Lewis on muni debt — schooled. - Distressed debt buyers look to Europe. - Jeffrey Gundlach on...

  37. FT Alphaville

    September 29, 2011

    Michael Lewis and Meredith Whitney in muniland

    Following his not-so Grand Tour of Europe, the esteemed vagabond financial scribe Michael Lewis has returned home to report...

  38. September 22, 2011

    Resources tumble on demand fear

    Commodities and resources stocks have plunged to their lowest in a year after several miners warned that some customers were...

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