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Publisher's Summary

Dark Pools is the pacy, revealing, and profoundly chilling tale of how global markets have been hijacked by trading robots – many so self-directed that humans can’t predict what they’ll do next.

It’s the story of the blisteringly intelligent computer programmers behind the rise of these ‘bots’. And it’s a timely warning that as artificial intelligence gradually takes over, we could be on the verge of global meltdown.

©2012 Scott Patterson (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks

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"Scott Patterson has the ability to see things you and I don’t notice." (Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York Times bestselling author of "Antifragile, Fooled by Randomness" and "The Black Swan")

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interesting read

Absolutely worth its cost and time. Well written and well narrated.
The book definitely gives better understanding of how global markets work these days

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  • Alec
  • 01-13-16

Much better than Flash Boys

As a participant in the field of automated trading over the last 15 years, I found this far more balanced, interesting, accurate and less emotive than "Flash Boys".

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  • max
  • 02-06-15

Educational insight

An interesting insight into the very technical world of quant trading that so many retail day traders struggle to understand. A great read if you know nothing of algo trading.

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  • Pawel Konrad Krzysztofik
  • 08-08-18

brilliant book

brilliant book, I strongly recommend for anyone who is interested in Algorithmic trading and capital markets

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  • LondonBubble
  • 08-17-17

An excellent piece of research into the matter

Well written and full of details about ever aspect of algo trading. As a trader I found it very well placed and not full of the usual marketing hype included in such books

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  • Poyntonian
  • 06-13-17

Fantastic book and narration

interesting story, really well written and researched. this is as good as the flash boys. thought the narration was excellent

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  • Mr Phillip Ash
  • 01-13-16

Good background. It's a nice story

it's an interesting story of some key characters in the US market in the evolution to electronic trading and where we are today

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-25-15

Great book.

Should be in the library of ever person actively invested or working in the investment markets.