Flash Boys by Michael Lewis was published and distributed on March 31, 2014. The content keeps tabs on high frequency exchanging (HFT) in monetary markets. Lewis states that "the business is fixed" by HFT brokers who front run requests put by investors. The entire book has a number of different claims and interesting information (some of which is, of course, debated among professionals that are in the field). The book is quite an interesting listen, and we will explore other's opinions about the issues that are presented in this book later on in this summary.
If you are looking to find a book that talks about a lot of the modern issues with Wall Street and other parts of the economy, then you are going to want to start here. The research that Lewis put into this book really shows how serious he was about revealing the truth about this very volatile and vital topic. The lot has been cast, and the responsibility has fallen to big name writer Michael Lewis to bring forward a more extensive, open consideration to the predations of HFT. Some people who have started to look into this book have also looked into other books that explored the same exact topics, and trusted that these generally investigated books might pick up some recognition in the topic.
The ultimate goal of Flash Boys and other books that focus on HFT is to lead to new SEC decisions, which will address the quickening and computerization of Wall Street and how the SEC's well-meaning NSM had helped introduce this rebuilding of value markets.