Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New York Stock Exchange

Last week, I had the chance to visit the New York Stock Exchange.  Going up to the building, we had to stop at a security tent.  Once we got past that, we made it into the building to the next security checkpoint.  This one was similar to airport security, except you get to keep your shoes on, thankfully.  We then waited for our sponsor.  He walked us up to the main floor and inside the trading room.  It was so neat!  The building is just gorgeous inside, and then there are screens everywhere.  Different TV shows are filmed there regularly, and the one we were right by was Squawk on the Street with Jim Cramer.  It was amazing to me that they just go on with the show while people are just all over the place in the background.  Our sponsor was super nice - he encouraged us to take a lot of pictures, which was awesome.  We made it in time for the opening bell, which was neat.  We found out that those who ring it in the morning are using IPOs, while those who ring the end bell normally are celebrating an anniversary.  Or, if for some reason the original ringers back out or can't make it, they just go with whoever is visiting at the time!  Our visit lasted a little less than an hour, but it was so neat to see the floor.  They also have an area upstairs that has pictures throughout the years, but we didn't make it up there this time.  Next time, hopefully!  Before we headed back to the hotel, we found the bull and took some pictures.  It was such a neat experience, one I hope to repeat if I make it back to New York for work!













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16 comments:

  1. What an amazing experience!! As someone who works in finance I really appreciate the amazingness that is the NYSE! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Looks like such a fun trip, I've always wanted to visit the NYSE!

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  3. What a very cool experience to get to do!

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  4. How exciting, what an amazing experience! My husband works in finance, and would LOVE this opportunity! We always have to stop and visit the Wall St. Bull when we're in the city too. Such a great pic, loving your trench <3
    Green Fashionista

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  5. That would be so exciting to actually go into the NYSE! I've seen the outside of the building, but I've never actually been inside.

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  6. So fun!! We visited Wall Street (and took pictures with the bull!) last December when we were in New York but didn't have the opportunity to go inside the NYSE. It looks so cool!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  7. Wow, that would be so interesting! I'm totally impressed they film shows with people milling about. I think I'd get too distracted. But, I guess that's why they're pros!

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  8. This is so awesome, Emily!! Brian would die to go to the NYSE! He loves Jim Cramer, too, so it's funny that you mentioned him! What a great experience!

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  9. How crazy they just film tv shows right out there. Such a cool experience for you!

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  10. How cool! The company I used to work for got to open the NYSE one day and I was jealous that I had already left before they got to do that. I bet it's such an experience!

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  11. Wow what an awesome experience and memory you'll always have! xo, Kristina

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  12. How fun!! I had no clue about the ringing the bells, so neat! Hope you make it back there soon!

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  13. Wow! What an amazing experience to get to see inside of NYSE.

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  14. so cool! was it just as chaotic as it always looks on TV???

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  15. What a fun experience! My uncle is a historian at the NYSE and he gave us a tour a few years ago. Such an impressive place!

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