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Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, AI Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System
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Publisher Crown Pub
Publication date June 12, 2012
Pages 354
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307887177
ISBN-10 0307887170
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.32 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $27.00
§As reported by publisher
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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from Crown Pub (June 12, 2012); titled "Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, AI Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System"
9780307887177 | details & prices | 354 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.32 lbs | List price $27.00
About: 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.

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