If you read one business book this year, make it “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis. The journalist famous for “Moneyball” and “The Big Short” takes readers inside the parasitic world of high-frequency trading that is harming the broader economy.
A third installment in documentary filmmaker Marije Meerman’s penetrating gaze into the inky recesses of digital finance focuses on the “Flash Crash” of May 6, 2010, the fastest and deepest U.S. stock market plunge in history.
Haim Bodek is one of the genius architects of the system of lightning fast computers and algorithms that dominate trading on stock exchanges. Focusing on the “Flash Crash” of May 2010, he takes us on a tour of the terrifying machines that rule the economy and that experts say no one controls.