Famous trading floors
Perhaps the most famous trading floor in the world is that of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), located at 11 Wall Street in New York City. Founded in 1792, the NYSE is the world’s largest stock market in terms of the total market capitalisation of its listed companies. Its trading floor has seen fortunes both made and lost – including in the infamous Wall Street Crash of 1929 which brought about the Great Depression.
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Another famous trading floor is found in the London Stock Exchange (LSE). This is one of the oldest stock exchanges, founded as the Royal Exchange in 1571. The trading floor for the LSE is located in the City of London, and it is the second largest stock exchange in Europe, behind the Euronext exchange.
A final example of a famous trading floor is that of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), which was established in 1848. Initially, the CBOT only dealt in agricultural futures such as corn, soybeans and wheat, but it has since grown to include contracts on metals such as gold and silver, as well as bonds such as US treasury bonds (T-bonds).