Michael Lewis

Unfortunately, the Aleynikov apparently didn’t quite measure up to be Michael Lewis’ muse, and so the world got Flash Boys. Read more »

On those exceedingly rare occasions when their hated, ancient rivals at Morgan Stanley got one over on them, Goldman Sachs just made a few (probably insincere) phone calls asking select MSers if they might like to join the anointed, after a short conversation about what they’d been up to lately, of course. Read more »

Or so he told one Bloomberg reporter. Read more »

As you have more than likely heard, Michael Lewis’s 14th book was released yesterday. In Flash Boys, Lewis explores the world of high-frequency trading, focusing on a Canadian named Brad Katsuyama who left the Royal Bank of Canada to create trading platform called IEX, which “slow[s] down customers’ orders to stymie high-frequency traders,” who Katsuyama (and Lewis) believe hurt non-HFT investors. Some people, like the co-head of equity trading at Themis Trading, have applauded Lewis’s latest effort (“We believe Lewis’s book can have a big impact on complex market-structure issues that have been simmering for years,” he told Bloomberg). Others think it’s a piece of garbage they wouldn’t use as liner in their parakeet’s birdcage. Read more »


It’s about lowlives who spread falsehoods about Michael Lewis, with a subplot about the guy’s mom. Read more »

The Big Short author—lionizer of zero-time World Series champion Billy Beane, demonizer of the Elect, CDO fetishist and yoga enthusiastjoins the ranks of the HFT haters, which hate he can explain in 288 short pages. Or 15 minutes for those lacking that kind of patience. Read more »

“When I’m working on a book, I’m in a very agitated mental state. My sleep is disrupted. I only dream about the project. My sex drive goes up. My need for exercise, and the catharsis I get from exercise, is greater. When I’m in the middle of a project, whether I’m doing Bikram yoga or hiking up the hill or working out at the gym, I carry a blank pad and a pen. I’ll take eight hundred little notes right in the middle of a posture. It drives my yoga instructor crazy.” — Michael Lewis [BP via KR]