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Written by Scott PattersonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Scott Patterson

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
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  • Publisher: Crown Business
  • On Sale: June 25, 2013
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-88718-4 (0-307-88718-9)
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
about this book

An 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.

Josh 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. Eventually 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.

Praise for Dark Pools:

“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

“Very enjoyable….a good story of how innovators destroy the old guard.” —BusinessInsider.com