High-Frequency Trading

A Practical Guide to Algorithmic Strategies and Trading Systems

Author: Irene Aldridge

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470579770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4666

A hands-on guide to the fast and ever-changing world of high-frequency, algorithmic trading Financial markets are undergoing rapid innovation due to the continuing proliferation of computer power and algorithms. These developments have created a new investment discipline called high-frequency trading. This book covers all aspects of high-frequency trading, from the business case and formulation of ideas through the development of trading systems to application of capital and subsequent performance evaluation. It also includes numerous quantitative trading strategies, with market microstructure, event arbitrage, and deviations arbitrage discussed in great detail. Contains the tools and techniques needed for building a high-frequency trading system Details the post-trade analysis process, including key performance benchmarks and trade quality evaluation Written by well-known industry professional Irene Aldridge Interest in high-frequency trading has exploded over the past year. This book has what you need to gain a better understanding of how it works and what it takes to apply this approach to your trading endeavors.

High-Frequency Trading

A Practical Guide to Algorithmic Strategies and Trading Systems

Author: Irene Aldridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470579765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4528

A hands-on guide to the fast and ever-changing world of high-frequency, algorithmic trading Financial markets are undergoing rapid innovation due to the continuing proliferation of computer power and algorithms. These developments have created a new investment discipline called high-frequency trading. This book covers all aspects of high-frequency trading, from the business case and formulation of ideas through the development of trading systems to application of capital and subsequent performance evaluation. It also includes numerous quantitative trading strategies, with market microstructure, event arbitrage, and deviations arbitrage discussed in great detail. Contains the tools and techniques needed for building a high-frequency trading system Details the post-trade analysis process, including key performance benchmarks and trade quality evaluation Written by well-known industry professional Irene Aldridge Interest in high-frequency trading has exploded over the past year. This book has what you need to gain a better understanding of how it works and what it takes to apply this approach to your trading endeavors.

Dark Pools and High Frequency Trading For Dummies

Author: Jay Vaananen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118879198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4848

A plain English guide to high frequency trading and off-exchange trading practices In Dark Pools & High Frequency Trading For Dummies, senior private banker Jukka Vaananen has created an indispensable and friendly guide to what really goes on inside dark pools, what rewards you can reap as an investor and how wider stock markets and pricing may be affected by dark pools. Written with the classic For Dummies style that has become a hallmark of the brand, Vaananen makes this complex material easy to understand with an insider's look into the topic. The book takes a detailed look at the pros and the cons of trading in dark pools, and how this type of trading differs from more traditional routes. It also examines how dark pools are currently regulated, and how the regulatory landscape may be changing. Learn what types of dark pools exist, and how a typical transaction works Discover the rules and regulations for dark pools, and some of the downsides to trading Explore how dark pools can benefit investors and banks, and who can trade in them Recognize the ins and outs of automated and high frequency trading Because dark pools allow companies to trade stocks anonymously and away from the public exchange, they are not subject to the peaks and troughs of the stock market, and have only recently begun to take off in a big way. Written with investors and finance students in mind, Dark Pools & High Frequency Trading For Dummies is the ultimate reference guide for anyone looking to understand dark pools and dark liquidity, including the different order types and key HFT strategies.

Handbook of High Frequency Trading

Author: Greg N. Gregoriou

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128023627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 494

View: 8404

This comprehensive examination of high frequency trading looks beyond mathematical models, which are the subject of most HFT books, to the mechanics of the marketplace. In 25 chapters, researchers probe the intricate nature of high frequency market dynamics, market structure, back-office processes, and regulation. They look deeply into computing infrastructure, describing data sources, formats, and required processing rates as well as software architecture and current technologies. They also create contexts, explaining the historical rise of automated trading systems, corresponding technological advances in hardware and software, and the evolution of the trading landscape. Developed for students and professionals who want more than discussions on the econometrics of the modelling process, The Handbook of High Frequency Trading explains the entirety of this controversial trading strategy. Answers all questions about high frequency trading without being limited to mathematical modelling Illuminates market dynamics, processes, and regulations Explains how high frequency trading evolved and predicts its future developments

Algorithmic and High-Frequency Trading

Author: Álvaro Cartea,Sebastian Jaimungal,José Penalva

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107091144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 4747

A straightforward guide to the mathematics of algorithmic trading that reflects cutting-edge research.

All About High-Frequency Trading

Author: Michael Durbin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071743456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5390

A DETAILED PRIMER ON TODAY'S MOST SOPHISTICATED AND CONTROVERSIAL TRADING TECHNIQUE Unfair . . . brilliant . . . illegal . . . inevitable. High-frequency trading has been described in many different ways, but one thing is for sure--it has transformed investing as we know it. All About High-Frequency Trading examines the practice of deploying advanced computer algorithms to read and interpret market activity, make trades, and pull in huge profi ts—all within milliseconds. Whatever your level of investing expertise, you'll gain valuable insight from All About High-Frequency Trading's sober, objective explanations of: The markets in which high-frequency traders operate How high-frequency traders profi t from mispriced securities Statistical and algorithmic strategies used by high-frequency traders Technology and techniques for building a high-frequency trading system The ongoing debate over the benefi ts, risks, and ever-evolving future of high-frequency trading

High Frequency Trading Models, + Website

Author: Gewei Ye

Publisher: Yeswici LLC

ISBN: 0470633735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 2504

High frequency trading has swept Wall Street in the past year, creating stunning profits for top tier banks and specialized trading firms. Given the success, many hedge funds and other types of trading firms are implementing or expanding high frequency strategies. As competition increases, existing strategies will become less profitable and new high-frequency strategies will be developed. In High Frequency Trading Models + Website, Dr. Gewei Ye describes the technology, architecture, and algorithms underlying current high frequency trading models, such as rebate trading, arbitrage, flash trading, and other types of trading, which exploit order flow imbalances and temporary pricing inefficiencies. He explains how to develop a HFT trading system and introduces his own system for building high frequency strategies based on behavioral algorithms. Finally, he discusses how to improve current institutional HFT strategies and suggests directions for new strategies.

High-frequency Trading And Probability Theory

Author: Wang Zhaodong,Zheng Weian

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814616532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 5759

This book is the first of its kind to treat high-frequency trading and technical analysis as accurate sciences. The authors reveal how to build trading algorithms of high-frequency trading and obtain stable statistical arbitrage from the financial market in detail. The authors' arguments are based on rigorous mathematical and statistical deductions and this will appeal to people who believe in the theoretical aspect of the topic.Investors who believe in technical analysis will find out how to verify the efficiency of their technical arguments by ergodic theory of stationary stochastic processes, which form a mathematical background for technical analysis. The authors also discuss technical details of the IT system design for high-frequency trading.

Flash Boys

A Wall Street Revolt

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (March 31, 2014)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2541

Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. 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. Editorial ReviewsReview“Michael Lewis is a genius, and his book will give high-frequency trading a much-needed turn under the microscope.” (Kevin Roose - New York Magazine) “Dazzling… guaranteed to make blood boil… riveting.” (Janet Maslin - The New York Times) “If you read one business book this year, make it Flash Boys.” (David Sirota - Salon) “A beautiful narrative, so well-written. You’ve got to get this.” (Jon Stewart - The Daily Show) “Important to public debate about Wall Street… in exposing what one of his central characters calls the ‘Pandora’s box of ridiculousness’ that financial exchanges have become.” (Philip Delves Broughton - The Wall Street Journal) “Michael Lewis knows how to tell a story.” (Vanity Fair) “Remarkable… Michael Lewis has a spellbinding talent for finding emotional dramas in complex, highly technical subjects.” (Financial Times) “Who knew high-frequency trading was such a sexy subject?” (Bloomberg Business Week) “Michael Lewis is one of the premier chroniclers of our age.” (Huffington Post) “Score one for the humans! Critics of high speed, computer-driven trading have a new champion.” (CNN Money) “If you own stock, you need to read Flash Boys… and then call your broker.” (Entertainment Weekly) “In 24 hours, I plowed through Michael Lewis' new blockbuster Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, a book about the huge changes that have occurred in financial markets in the last three decades. It's compelling reading.” (John Aziz - The Week) “Flash Boys richly deserves to be the first chapter in a new discussion of market rules and abuses… Lewis raises troubling and necessary questions.” (The American Conservative) “When it comes to narrative skill, a reporter’s curiosity and an uncanny instinct for the pulse of the zeitgeist, Lewis is a triple threat.” (James B. Stewart - New York Times) “[Lewis] is a top-flight storyteller.” (Lev Grossman - Time) “A fast-paced tale backed by gutsy reporting.” (Tina Jordan - Entertainment Weekly) “A tour de force that will grab and hold your attention like the best of thrillers.” (Jon Talton - Seattle Times) “Lewis writes about the resilience of underdogs, even in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds. He’s doing essential work, and anything that embarrasses fat cats and encourages reform is a flash in the right direction.” (Julie Hinds - Detroit Free Press) “Lewis simply tells the truth.” (Will Deener - Dallas News) “Michael Lewis has another hit on his hands.” (Zachary Warmbrodt and Dave Clarke - Politico) “[Lewis’s] ability to find compelling characters and tell a great story through their eyes is unparalleled. He can untangle complex subjects like few others. His prose sparkles.” (Joe Nocera - New York Times) “Fascinating.” (Steven Pearlstein - The Washington Post) “Lewis, as always, is exceedingly good at describing the complexities and absurdities of the subculture he portrays here… A deeply entertaining book, and one that illuminates how much our world has changed in less than a decade.” (Hector Tobar - Los Angeles Times) “As always, Lewis simplifies the complex—and makes it fascinating.” (People) “Recommended… Entertaining.” (San Francisco Chronicle) “Entirely engaging… Illuminates a part of Wall Street that has generally done business in the shadows.” (New York Review of Books)

High-frequency Trading

Author: David Easley,Marcos López de Prado,Maureen O'Hara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782720096

Category: Electronic trading of securities

Page: 236

View: 1941

High-Frequency Trading

A Practical Guide to Algorithmic Strategies and Trading Systems

Author: Irene Aldridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118343506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 8475

A fully revised second edition of the best guide to high-frequency trading High-frequency trading is a difficult, but profitable, endeavor that can generate stable profits in various market conditions. But solid footing in both the theory and practice of this discipline are essential to success. Whether you're an institutional investor seeking a better understanding of high-frequency operations or an individual investor looking for a new way to trade, this book has what you need to make the most of your time in today's dynamic markets. Building on the success of the original edition, the Second Edition of High-Frequency Trading incorporates the latest research and questions that have come to light since the publication of the first edition. It skillfully covers everything from new portfolio management techniques for high-frequency trading and the latest technological developments enabling HFT to updated risk management strategies and how to safeguard information and order flow in both dark and light markets. Includes numerous quantitative trading strategies and tools for building a high-frequency trading system Address the most essential aspects of high-frequency trading, from formulation of ideas to performance evaluation The book also includes a companion Website where selected sample trading strategies can be downloaded and tested Written by respected industry expert Irene Aldridge While interest in high-frequency trading continues to grow, little has been published to help investors understand and implement this approach—until now. This book has everything you need to gain a firm grip on how high-frequency trading works and what it takes to apply it to your everyday trading endeavors.

Broken Markets

How High Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices on Wall Street are Destroying Investor Confidence and Your Portfolio

Author: Saleem Arnuk,Joseph Saluzzi

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0132875241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 689

Examines the predatory nature of the stock market, how a small group of investors made it that way, and what can be done to improve the situation and empower the ordinary investor.

Inside the Black Box

A Simple Guide to Quantitative and High Frequency Trading

Author: Rishi K. Narang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2134

New edition of book that demystifies quant and algo trading In this updated edition of his bestselling book, Rishi K Narang offers in a straightforward, nontechnical style—supplemented by real-world examples and informative anecdotes—a reliable resource takes you on a detailed tour through the black box. He skillfully sheds light upon the work that quants do, lifting the veil of mystery around quantitative trading and allowing anyone interested in doing so to understand quants and their strategies. This new edition includes information on High Frequency Trading. Offers an update on the bestselling book for explaining in non-mathematical terms what quant and algo trading are and how they work Provides key information for investors to evaluate the best hedge fund investments Explains how quant strategies fit into a portfolio, why they are valuable, and how to evaluate a quant manager This new edition of Inside the Black Box explains quant investing without the jargon and goes a long way toward educating investment professionals.

Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance

Author: Maria C. Mariani,H. Eugene Stanley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118443985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 7548

Reflecting the fast pace and ever-evolving nature of the financial industry, the Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance details how high-frequency analysis presents new systematic approaches to implementing quantitative activities with high-frequency financial data. Introducing new and established mathematical foundations necessary to analyze realistic market models and scenarios, the handbook begins with a presentation of the dynamics and complexity of futures and derivatives markets as well as a portfolio optimization problem using quantum computers. Subsequently, the handbook addresses estimating complex model parameters using high-frequency data. Finally, the handbook focuses on the links between models used in financial markets and models used in other research areas such as geophysics, fossil records, and earthquake studies. The Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance also features: • Contributions by well-known experts within the academic, industrial, and regulatory fields • A well-structured outline on the various data analysis methodologies used to identify new trading opportunities • Newly emerging quantitative tools that address growing concerns relating to high-frequency data such as stochastic volatility and volatility tracking; stochastic jump processes for limit-order books and broader market indicators; and options markets • Practical applications using real-world data to help readers better understand the presented material The Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance is an excellent reference for professionals in the fields of business, applied statistics, econometrics, and financial engineering. The handbook is also a good supplement for graduate and MBA-level courses on quantitative finance, volatility, and financial econometrics. Ionut Florescu, PhD, is Research Associate Professor in Financial Engineering and Director of the Hanlon Financial Systems Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology. His research interests include stochastic volatility, stochastic partial differential equations, Monte Carlo Methods, and numerical methods for stochastic processes. Dr. Florescu is the author of Probability and Stochastic Processes, the coauthor of Handbook of Probability, and the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, all published by Wiley. Maria C. Mariani, PhD, is Shigeko K. Chan Distinguished Professor in Mathematical Sciences and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso. Her research interests include mathematical finance, applied mathematics, geophysics, nonlinear and stochastic partial differential equations and numerical methods. Dr. Mariani is the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, also published by Wiley. H. Eugene Stanley, PhD, is William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University. Stanley is one of the key founders of the new interdisciplinary field of econophysics, and has an ISI Hirsch index H=128 based on more than 1200 papers. In 2004 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Frederi G. Viens, PhD, is Professor of Statistics and Mathematics and Director of the Computational Finance Program at Purdue University. He holds more than two dozen local, regional, and national awards and he travels extensively on a world-wide basis to deliver lectures on his research interests, which range from quantitative finance to climate science and agricultural economics. A Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics Statistics, Dr. Viens is the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, also published by Wiley.

High Frequency Trading

Risks, Rewards, and Regulation

Author: Barbara J. Mack

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789814520188

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 8177

As the financial marketplace has evolved from simple offerings of stocks and bonds to encompass a wide range of tradable asset classes, tensions between classical investment theory, trading practice and government regulation have grown. While innovation has played a major role in the expansion of international capital markets, the risks have developed in tandem with the rewards. This book will map the history of modern trading, focusing on High Frequency Trading and assessing the varied roles and needs of investment elites, market makers, regulators and the public in maintaining clean and orderly market mechanisms. This analysis will be enhanced by select case studies on some of the major financial events of the past 25 years, including the Crash of 1987, LTCM, the dot com bubble and the Flash Crash of 2010. The book will conclude with a look towards the future in terms of technological trends, product innovation and the regulatory change which is sure to stalk this dynamic field of investment.

High Frequency Trading and Limit Order Book Dynamics

Author: Ingmar Nolte,Mark Salmon,Chris Adcock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317570766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8199

This book brings together the latest research in the areas of market microstructure and high-frequency finance along with new econometric methods to address critical practical issues in these areas of research. Thirteen chapters, each of which makes a valuable and significant contribution to the existing literature have been brought together, spanning a wide range of topics including information asymmetry and the information content in limit order books, high-frequency return distribution models, multivariate volatility forecasting, analysis of individual trading behaviour, the analysis of liquidity, price discovery across markets, market microstructure models and the information content of order flow. These issues are central both to the rapidly expanding practice of high frequency trading in financial markets and to the further development of the academic literature in this area. The volume will therefore be of immediate interest to practitioners and academics. This book was originally published as a special issue of European Journal of Finance.

Flash Boys: Not So Fast

An Insider's Perspective on High-Frequency Trading

Author: Peter Kovac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692336908

Category:

Page: 184

View: 7425

In Flash Boys, Michael Lewis alleged that the entire U.S. stock market is rigged. This is an extraordinarily serious accusation. If it is true that a conspiracy of stock exchanges, banks, regulators and high-frequency traders has rigged the market, this has profound implications for every aspect of our financial system. It's rather surprising, then, that this book alleging a vast high-frequency trading conspiracy included no high-frequency traders. Flash Boys lacks a single insider's account, and it shows. Electronic trading is extremely complicated, and if you neglect to talk to any electronic traders, you're probably going to get it wrong. Flash Boys: Not So Fast, written by a former high-frequency trading executive and regulatory compliance expert, provides the missing insider's perspective on today's stock market and answers the question of whether or not Michael Lewis is right. Not So Fast reviews the alleged scams described by Lewis and applies the same rigorous analysis that real trading strategies are subjected to, methodically walking through them step by step and explaining what is actually possible in today's markets and what is not. Extensively researched and documented, Not So Fast provides a clear, accurate picture of how today's markets operate, including what works, what doesn't work, and what changes need to be made.

The Speed Traders: An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World

Author: Edgar Perez

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071768300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3596

The secrets of high-frequency trading revealed! “Edgar’s book is fantastic . . . I recommend it highly.” —Bart Chilton, Commissioner, United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) “I have interviewed the most successful high-frequency traders in New York and Chicago, but I have learned so much more by reading Perez’s book. He covers the most relevant topics we need to know today and tomorrow.” —Mark Abeshouse, Chairman, Augustus Capital “Alternating between an annotated timeline of the development of high-frequency trading and interviews with top high-frequency traders, Perez illuminates the world of speed. All in all, an enlightening book.” —Brenda Jubin, contributor to Seeking Alpha “This is a comprehensive and compelling summary of the trading industry in general, as well as high-frequency trading. If you are interested in this field or of knowing a critical component of all future markets—read this book.” —Paul Dowding, Managing Director, Meridian Equity Partners “Very timely, covers the 2010 Flash Crash and the current high-frequency trading environment.” —Patrick Sweeney, Vice President, JP Morgan Chase “There is a new day in trading and speed is the key. Edgar Perez is the poster child.” —Eugene Steele, Managing Partner, Trading Rooms World Wide About the Book: High-frequency traders have been called many things—from masters of the universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed traders, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the investing world, today’s high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile—until now. In The Speed Traders, Edgar Perez, founder of the prestigious business networking community Golden Networking, opens the door to the secretive world of high-frequency trading (HFT). Inside, prominent figures of HFT drop their guard and speak with unprecedented candidness about their trade. Perez begins with an overview of computerized trading, which formally began on February 8, 1971, when NASDAQ launched the world’s first electronic market with 2,500 over-the-counter stocks and which has evolved into the present-day practice of making multiple trades in a matter of microseconds. He then picks the brains of today’s top players. Manoj Narang (Tradeworx), Peter van Kleef (Lakeview Arbitrage), and Aaron Lebovitz (Infinium Capital Management) are just a few of the luminaries who decided to break their silence and speak openly to Perez. Virtually all of the expertise available from the world of speed trading is packed into these pages. You’ll get insight from HFT’s most influential trailblazers on the important issues, including: The basics of launching an HFT platform The important role speed traders play in providing market liquidity The real story behind the “flash crash” of May 2010 Emerging global HFT markets M&A and consolidation among the world’s biggest exchanges The Speed Traders is the most comprehensive, revealing work available on the most important development in trading in generations. High-frequency trading will no doubt play an ever larger role as computer technology advances and the global exchanges embrace fast electronic access. Essential reading for regulators and investors alike, The Speed Traders explains everything there is to know about how today’s high-frequency traders make millions—one cent at a time.

The Truth About High-Frequency Trading

What Is It, How Does It Work, and Is It a Problem?

Author: Rishi K. Narang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118960920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 80

View: 2062

The debate about high frequency trading (HFT) has been raging since around the beginning of 2010, after a couple of years of record profits in 2008 and 2009 were reported upon by the press with a generally negative tone. But, it was manageable. Regulators were making careful, but mostly correct moves to fix what needed fixing. Until it all came crashing down. With the release of Michael Lewis's latest best-seller, Flash Boys, potential progress was dramatically and possibly irrevocably set back. This e-only book will provide a close look at the topic of high frequency trading in its various aspects: what it is, how it's done, why it matters, and whether we should have concerns.

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4149

New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”—Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world’s most important technology entrepreneur. He found this in Jim Clark, a man whose achievements include the founding of three separate billion-dollar companies. Lewis also found much more, and the result—the best-selling book The New New Thing—is an ingeniously conceived history of the Internet revolution.