May 21st, 2012
Econintersect: Securities Technology Monitor has a great slide show that walks one through the history of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:NYX) from its founding under the buttonwood tree (pictured) right up to today. Notable milestones, in addition to the first trading rules agreement signed on May 17, 1792 under the buttonwood tree in front of 68 Wall Street, include building its first permanent home in 1865 and the opening of the newly built New York Stock Exchange Building in 1903. That building, at 20 Broad Street, is still the NYSE home today.
Here are two more of the pictures from the Securities Technology Monitor slide show.
The New York Stock Exchange home at 20 Broad Street constructed the above trading floor, shown before the opening of the new building in 1903.
The trading floor of the NYSE today, showing the complex technology that is involved at the “trading posts” since 2010.
See the complete slide show at Securities Technology Monitor.