The Stock Market: Explained! by 1950s educational videos

Two gems I found on DVD. Sadly, since I don’t own the copyright, and don’t feel like getting into a kerfuffle with anyone, for now I’m just going to put them behind a password on Vimeo for our own internal use. So, Team TRADE PRACTICES, you know what to do. If anyone else is reading … Continue reading

Skynet will take over the NYSE first

From this morning’s New York Times: The trading firm Knight Capital recently rushed to develop a computer program so it could take advantage of a new Wall Street venue for trading stocks. But the firm ran up against its deadline and failed to fully work out the kinks in its system, according to people briefed … Continue reading

Andreas Gursky photos of trading floors

Chicago Board of Trade II [from Wikimedia]

Christmas on Wall St.

I forgot I had this, taken on a December night when we were rehearsing in that old bank vault in a sub-basement on Wall Street.

NYSE — historical triva

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is a stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA. It is by far the world’s largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$13.39 trillion as of Dec 2010. Average daily trading value was approximately US$153 billion in 2008. The NYSE is operated by NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX), which was formed by the NYSE’s 2007 merger with the fully … Continue reading

Stock market sound fx

[from http://www.soundboard.com/results.aspx?keyword=stock%20market]