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Dark Pools


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SCOTT PATTERSON is a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal, covering financial regulation from the nation's capital.


"Far more comprehensive and persuasive [than even Michael Lewis' Flashboys]."
--James Stewart, New York Times Book Review "An excellent history of the early electronic traders" - Michael Lewis "Scott Patterson's Dark Pools is about the most important financial issue no one talks about--how high-frequency traders have rigged the market."
--Mark Cuban "Remarkable...even long-time participants in electronic markets will learn a lot from this book."
--Forbes "Richly reported...an invaluable piece of timely journalism that should be read by regulators and anyone with a cent in the stock market...You will never look at the opening bell in the same way."
--Financial Times "An engaging narrative...DARK POOLS is easily the most entertaining and accessible book to cover the new world of stock trading."
--Fortune "An education in how markets work, packaged in a thriller worthy of Michael Crichton.... Dark Pools is one of those rare books that is a great summer beach read and a useful trading manual."
--Minyanville.com "Very enjoyable....a good story of how innovators destroy the old guard."
--BusinessInsider.com "Dark Pools relays an epic tangle of hacktivists, old-school floor exchanges and traders - all wrestling to game the machines...The stories engage from chapter to chapter, bringing the reader from the outside in."
--Seeking Alpha "An entertaining account of the key battles in the "algo wars" and the colorful math geeks who fight them--some of whom are now fighting to rein in the monsters they created. Dark Pools is an alarming account."
--Canadian Business "Dark Pools is a must read for all serious investors. Patterson's methodically researched book exposes the core problems in today's securities market...His findings should serve as a blueprint for the SEC."
--Blair Hull, founder of Hull Trading and Ketchum Trading

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