Books & Knowledge

One of my personal favorite reads delving into the world of High Frequency Trading (HFT) firms and how Wall Street trading and markets have been impacted since the necessity for speed has become paramount.

#1 New York Times Bestseller ― With a new Afterword

“Guaranteed to make blood boil.” ―Janet Maslin, New York Times

In Michael Lewis’s game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. They band together―some of them 

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Aside from Barbarians at the Gate, this is one of the must reads for any aspiring financier. Also helps that the book is an absolute savage depiction of capitalism, politics, money, and power.

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. 

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Excellent read and example of how modern Wall Street intertwines with the world and everyone in it.

Malaysian businessman Jho Low is considered the mastermind of a multi-billion dollar financial scandal that involves a complex web of offshore shell companies, A-list celebrities, the Middle East and Wall Street.


Den of Thieves recounts the insider trading scandals involving Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken, and other Wall Street financiers in the United States during the 1980s, such as Robert Freeman, Dennis Levine, Lowell Milken, John A. Mulheren, Martin Siegel, Timothy Tabor, Richard Wigton, Robert Wilkis, and others.