By Tina Jordan
April 04, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT

Flash Boys

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The stock market is rigged, and Lewis, author of Liar’s Poker and Moneyball, shows us exactly how in a fast-paced tale backed by gutsy reporting. ”The world clings to its old mental picture of the stock market because it’s comforting,” writes Lewis, who then proceeds to blow up that image. The book’s good guy, a trader at the Royal Bank of Canada, investigates the way the high-speed exchanges that process stock purchases were — and are — siphoning off billions of dollars a year from investors. If you own stock, you need to read Flash Boys…and then call your broker. A-

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