By Scott Patterson
A news-breaking account of the worldwide inventory market's subterranean battles, darkish swimming pools portrays the increase of the "bots"- artificially clever structures that execute trades in milliseconds and use the canopy of darkness to out-maneuver the people who've created them.
In the start used to be Josh Levine, an idealistic programming genius who dreamed of wresting keep watch over of the marketplace from the massive exchanges that, many times, gave the large associations a bonus over the little man. Levine created a automatic buying and selling hub named Island the place small investors swapped shares, and through the years his invention morphed right into a worldwide digital inventory industry that despatched trillions in capital via an unlimited jungle of fiber-optic cables.
By then, the marketplace that Levine had sought to mend had became the wrong way up, birthing secretive exchanges known as darkish swimming pools and a brand new species of buying and selling machines that can imagine, and that appeared, ominously, to be slipping the keep an eye on in their human masters.
Dark swimming pools is the interesting tale of ways international markets were hijacked by way of buying and selling robots--many so self-directed that people can't are expecting what they'll do subsequent.
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Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System by Scott Patterson