“New Rivals Pose Threat to New York Stock Exchange”

new-rivals-pose-threat-to-new-york-stock-exchange“For most of the 217 years since its founding under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange was the high temple of American capitalism. Behind its Greco-Roman facade, traders raised a Dante-esque din in their pursuit of the almighty dollar. Good times or bad, the daily melee on the cavernous trading floor made the Big Board the greatest marketplace for stocks in the world.” [. . .]    –Graham Bowley, The New York Times, October 14, 2009