Flash Boys – One Year On

Traders Magazine notes that it’s now a year since Michael Lewis published “Flash Boys”.

After all, it’s not every day that a book launches attorney general investigations, inspires an exchange president to meltdown on cable news and spur Americans to buy a book that features an obscure trader from the Royal Bank of Canada to figure out why the price of his trades were increasing the instant he placed his order.

I read Flash Boys soon after it came out and thought it was excellent. Now, Traders Magazine points out that they talked to IEX before Lewis brought out his book.

The Vanity Fair article by Michael Lewis is worth a read.

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