Andreas Gursky Stock Exchanges

There’s a pretty ridiculous auction going on in London of five Andreas Gursky photos today, the five photos have a combined estimate to be auctioned at 2.5-3.4 million GBP! artdaily.org has a good summary of the auction Most important collection of Gursky “Stock Exchanges” to be offered at Sotheby’s London and the official Sotheby’s listing is here Andreas Gursky Stock …

In regards to the Blackhawks Cup win

One thing I meant to point out earlier is that the opening montage has the Blackhawks skating through the remnants of the CME trading pits as the exchange was the lead sponsor throughout the year.  As great as the video is on youtube, it’s exponentially better on the pregame jumbotron in the dead of winter at the Madhouse on Madison.  …

Last week of trading on KCBT floor

photocredit: kansascity.com The KCBT trading pits will close permanently this upcoming Friday and put an end to the trading floor which has existed in some form or another in Kansas City since 1856.  This exchange holds a lot of memories for me as I started there as a clerk literally 15 years ago to the date it’s shutting down and …

Trading Places background detail

photocredit IMDB Hard to believe that the movie Trading Places is 30 years old this year!  A COMEX clerk from the era wrote in to share a little background on the filming, “NYBOT/ICE likes to claim the movie was filmed there because it was aboutorange juice but in fact it was made in the gold pit on Comex. All four …

MATIF colors

click to enlarge Last week I was briefly in Paris and I remembered to finally post this photo which former MATIF member Fabien Danis submitted a while ago.  The photo is of a shirt printed up by someone on the floor which illustrated all the jacket colors of each trading firm, as modeled by Bart Simpson.  The Bourse de Commerce …

April 14, 2000

click photo to enlarge All the people in the photo didn’t realize it at the time but that day of Friday April 14, 2000 was the day the stock market’s tech bubble ended.  To get an idea of how wild the move was, here’s a news story from that day NEW YORK (CNNfn) – U.S. stocks plummeted Friday, capping off …

Book proofs

The print version of Trading Pit Hand Signals is getting closer as I just received the physical proofs from the printer and will have to review and make a couple adjustments before moving closer to production.  What’s really exciting about the print version is that we’re working with iocolor based in Seattle! While most might not recognize the name iocolor, …