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Dark Pools Audiobook
Dark Pools
Written by: 
Scott Patterson
Narrated by: 
Byron Wagner
Dark Pools Audiobook

Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System

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Publisher's Summary

A news-breaking account of the global stock market's subterranean battles, Dark Pools portrays the rise of the "bots" - artificially intelligent systems that execute trades in milliseconds and use the cover of darkness to out-maneuver the humans who've created them.

In the beginning was Josh Levine, an idealistic programming genius who dreamed of wresting control of the market from the big exchanges that, again and again, gave the giant institutions an advantage over the little guy. Levine created a computerized trading hub named Island where small traders swapped stocks, and over time his invention morphed into a global electronic stock market that sent trillions in capital through a vast jungle of fiber-optic cables.

By then, the market that Levine had sought to fix had turned upside down, birthing secretive exchanges called dark pools and a new species of trading machines that could think and that seemed, ominously, to be slipping the control of their human masters.

Dark Pools is the fascinating story of how global markets have been hijacked by trading robots - many so self-directed that humans can't predict what they'll do next.

©2012 Scott Patterson (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    TraTDraHuKa 10-23-15
    TraTDraHuKa 10-23-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Highly recommended reading"

    If you want to understand how markets work nowadays, this book is must reading for you....

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    Cecilia meridian, MS, USA 08-24-15
    Cecilia meridian, MS, USA 08-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic Book!"

    Extremely well researched, written and read!! Thank you Scott and Byron!, listened to it twice

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    honeyclover 06-27-15
    honeyclover 06-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Contain less technical details than flash boy"

    Overall it is a very thoughtful book. Neural and comprehensive. Only dissatisfaction is that the author always put the machine at the opposite side of human being. But in the end, human being develop the algorithm and code the machine. Since there is no truly AI be ache curved so far, the high frequency trading is really just an intensive game between mortals.

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    Ryan 06-27-15
    Ryan 06-27-15
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    "So good"

    Better than flashboys. They're both good but I enjoyed this book after reading Lewis's book

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    A. Srinivas 06-01-15
    A. Srinivas 06-01-15
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    "Good, not quite great"

    Good details, but not as good as The Quants or Flash Boys or When Genius Failed in terms of the storyline.

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    muckdart alpha centauri 05-07-15
    muckdart alpha centauri 05-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!"

    Fantastic research and great storytelling. Lays bare how Wall Street can rip-off average investors. Now what I'd like to see is the sequel.

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    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 05-05-15
    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 05-05-15 Member Since 2007

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    "Beyond Flash Boys"

    If you read Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys" you were introduced to the high frequency trading world. But that book left out a lot of the details and covered none of the history. This book will explain how the current, computer driven stock market came from and fill in the details on how it works. Fascinating and dangerous.

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    Angie Thacker 03-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listening"

    I really enjoyed this book. It was a good history/overview of how the markets have changed. The content was great and the narration was excellent.

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    Bobby 02-26-15
    Bobby 02-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very very very good audio book."

    Very informative book and definitely a book you have to listen 2 more than once. I just wanted him to discuss the different types of orders and how are they looked that in the process. I feel like he touched on the subject but I would have like more info on routing and order types.

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    Indica Snow 02-22-15
    Indica Snow 02-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "No ending?"

    This didn't really seem to have an ending. It just sort of stopped. The author was overly fond of some phrases - he would use the same phrasing again and again throughout the book, giving it a repetitive feel. I did learn a lot and the author managed to make a very dense, complicated subject understandable, hence the rating I did give.

    It was worth listening to once, but never again.

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