Fresh, Fly, and Financial

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Image credit: http://www.VMan.com

There is no one who does not want to make money; especially in this market. And if you can’t make money people typically like looking like money; it makes you feel good at least if you don’t have it. Who are the flyest people on this planet? Top models, designers, the stars right?

Author/Producer Michael Lewis (Moneyball and the story behind The Blind Side) has a varying opinion on what fly is with another best seller and guess who’s adapting? Yep… Aaron Sorkin the mastermind behind films Moneyball,The Social Network, and Newsroom.

 

 

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It’s been years of depression, wars, natural disasters, and social turmoil that has kept everyone on edge especially the economic recovery. Amongst all the calamity their is still a small group who have managed to fly above the clouds. Michael Lewis calls it Flash Boys and Slashfilm and THR believe they are fabulous.

THR’s Report via Slashfilm

“Lewis’ nonfiction tome centers on a group of Wall Street guys — including former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov and IEX founder Brad Katsuyama – who band together to battle the unfair practice of high-frequency trading.”

Everyone knows money is the best attire and Wall Streeters love to shop. For money that is!
Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading—source of the most intractable problems—will have no advantage whatsoever.

The characters in Flash Boys are fabulous, each completely different from what you think of when you think “Wall Street guy.” Several have walked away from jobs in the financial sector that paid them millions of dollars a year. From their new vantage point they investigate the big banks, the world’s stock exchanges, and high-frequency trading firms as they have never been investigated, and expose the many strange new ways that Wall Street generates profits.

The light that Lewis shines into the darkest corners of the financial world may not be good for your blood pressure, because if you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you. But in the end, Flash Boys is an uplifting read. Here are people who have somehow preserved a moral sense in an environment where you don’t get paid for that; they have perceived an institutionalized injustice and are willing to go to war to fix it.

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Categories: Editorial, Film, Men, News

Author:cedricarmand

Former Stylist at BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP | Accepted Screenwriter by Hollywood Attorney John J. Tormey III | "Celebrity Supermodel" by Next Model Management - Miami

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