The Stock Market Explained Simply: Finance and Investing Basics – Animated Film (1957)


The New York Stock Exchange (in some cases referred to as "the Big Board") supplies a means for buyers as well as vendors to trade shares of supply in companies registered for public trading. The NYSE is open for trading Monday via Friday from 9:30 am– 4:00 pm ET, with the exception of holidays stated by the Exchange ahead of time.

The NYSE trades in a continuous auction layout, where investors can implement stock transactions on behalf of investors. They will collect around the ideal post where a professional broker, who is utilized by an NYSE participant company (that is, he/she is not a staff member of the New York Stock Exchange), serves as an auctioneer in an open objection auction market atmosphere to bring purchasers as well as vendors together and to take care of the actual public auction. They do now and then (about 10% of the time) promote the trades by devoting their very own funding and as an issue of program disseminate details to the crowd that helps to bring customers and also sellers together. The auction procedure approached automation in 1995 via using wireless hand held computers (HHC). The system allowed traders to receive as well as implement orders online through wireless transmission. On September 25, 1995, NYSE participant Michael Einersen, that made as well as developed this system, performed 1000 shares of IBM through this HHC finishing a 203 year process of paper transactions and also ushering in an era of automated trading.

Since January 24, 2007, all NYSE supplies can be traded through its digital hybrid market (with the exception of a little team of very costly stocks). Clients can now send out orders for immediate digital execution, or path orders to the flooring for sell the auction market. In the first three months of 2007, over of 82% of all order volume was supplied to the floor digitally. [23] NYSE collaborates with United States regulators like the SEC as well as CFTC to coordinate threat administration procedures in the digital trading environment with the application of devices like breaker and liquidity replenishment points. [24]
Up until 2005, the right to directly trade shares on the exchange was provided upon proprietors of the 1366 "seats". The term originates from the truth that up till the 1870s NYSE members sat in chairs to trade. In 1868, the variety of seats was dealt with at 533, and also this number was raised several times over the years. In 1953, the variety of seats was evaluated 1,366. These seats were an in-demand commodity as they provided the capability to straight trade stock on the NYSE, and also seat owners were generally described as participants of the NYSE. The Barnes household is the just well-known family tree to have 5 generations of NYSE participants: Winthrop H. Barnes (admitted 1894), Richard W.P. Barnes (confessed 1926), Richard S. Barnes (admitted 1951), Robert H. Barnes (admitted 1972), Derek J. Barnes (confessed 2003). Seat costs differed extensively over the years, normally falling during recessions and also climbing throughout financial expansions. The most expensive inflation-adjusted seat was sold in 1929 for $625,000, which, today, would certainly be over 6 million bucks. In recent times, seats have sold for as high as $4 million in the late 1990s and as low as $1 million in 2001. In 2005, seat prices skyrocketed to $3.25 million as the exchange entered into an agreement to combine with Island chain and also end up being a for-profit, openly traded firm. Seat owners obtained $500,000 in cash per seat as well as 77,000 shares of the recently formed corporation. The NYSE now offers one-year licenses to trade straight on the exchange. Permits for floor trading are readily available for $40,000 as well as a permit for bond trading is available for as little as $1,000 as of 2010. [25] Neither are resell-able, however may be transferable in throughout the change of ownership of a teamwork holding a trading permit.

On February 15, 2011 NYSE and Deutsche Börse revealed their merger to form a new business, yet unnamed, wherein Deutsche Börse investors will certainly have 60% ownership of the brand-new entity, and NYSE Euronext investors will certainly have 40%.

On February 1, 2012, the European Payment obstructed the merger of NYSE with Deutsche Börse, after commissioner Joaquin Almunia stated that the merging "would have led to a near-monopoly in European financial by-products around the world". [38] Rather, Deutsche Börse and also NYSE will certainly have to market either their Eurex derivatives or LIFFE shares in order to not develop a monopoly. On February 2, 2012, NYSE Euronext as well as Deutsche Börse agreed to junk the merger. [39]
In April 2011, IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an American futures exchange, as well as NASDAQ OMX Team had actually together made an unsolicited proposition to buy NYSE Euronext for around US$ 11 billion, a deal in which NASDAQ would certainly have taken control of the stock exchanges. [40] NYSE Euronext declined this offer two times, yet it was finally terminated after the USA Division of Justice showed their intent to obstruct the deal due to antitrust concerns.

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57 Thoughts to “The Stock Market Explained Simply: Finance and Investing Basics – Animated Film (1957)”

  1. malthus101

    “Produce about half of all the good made in America” – haha!

    Ah the good ol’ days……….

    1. Coach Gumby

      +Mene Tekel If America was a share, going from 50 to 3, its a share you dont wanna buy!

    2. Bryan Wheelock

      +Coach Gumby Not true, the US indices have averaged 10% per year for many decades.

    3. Clariece C

      Its actually gone up as corporations swallow the little guys and almost every company is in stocks. You misunderstood the sentence.

    4. Ricardo Santos

      Interesting enough USA is the only country in the world that has no economical need for other countries. We got everything we need right here.

    5. SA DEE

      @Ricardo Santos LOL really? You are ignorant. You don’t import oil, lumber, steel? You don’t have trade to and from Canada? Mexico? Venezuela? Nearly 80-90% of all goods sold in the US come from some other country. Even your so-called “American” companies outsource their production, so they won’t have to pay their own country’s workers a decent wage. Sounds like you need to go back to school…

  2. Gene Thomas

    If we adults had bought into the market when we 20+, our retirements would be paid for right now. The S&P beats the analyst predictions each year.

    1. Ricardo Santos

      Warren Buffet started investing the same year this cartoon was made.

  3. Vator Hunters

    A 60 bucks a month raise! Wow, have times have changed… 😉

    1. Ricardo Santos

      Is like a raise of $600 a month on today’s money.

    2. Amit Verma

      Times are a similar. Nomenclatures of money have changed.

    3. WhistlingFanOnMyMic

      Yeah now 6 bucks a month is considered decent 😂

  4. Mech

    “Rising stranded of living” he says.

  5. Jason Todd

    Wow! Inflation hit us all bad.

    1. dalurin zinia

      2007 in the USA, crazy times

    2. Breezy8o8

      A lot of it has to do with the education system implemented in the earlier times that taught enough to have a basic simple job, and it still does its purpose. but the standard of living has become so ridiculously high that a basic simple job isn’t enough to get by on anymore. In the 70s when we out sourced jobs everything changed rapidly

  6. David Barbarini

    How much you learn,How much you earn.( Warren Buffett ) Holy words

    1. Randy Savage

      I really doubt Buffet said that with so much grammatical errors.

    2. Ph1zzyy

      the more you learn the more you earn

    3. Eva Burnz

      with so many* grammatical errors

    4. SA DEE

      Bull. Show me where having a college degree instantly garners you an instant job with long term seniority, benefits and a pension. Lots of college grads out there beating the pavement looking for jobs that just aren’t there anymore. Everyone contracts out now to escape having to pay benefits and pensions. So you float from job to job for the rest of your life and can never retire. Even if you could, what could you retire on? You never made enough to save for it, or pay for a house, or pay for that hefty tuition that got you that useless degree. Wake up.

  7. Rocky Desert Flower

    This needs to be dug up again and cleaned up instead of cutting out mid-sentence.

  8. Bryan Wheelock

    1957 was the year that Buffett started his first investment partnership too.

    1. Ray Furtado

      maybe after seeing this cartoon

    2. WhistlingFanOnMyMic

      1913 was the year the first income tax was applied. Said to be only on the rich to replace the sales tax & tariffs on goods. Well how that turned out

  9. Kang Li

    With this kind of life you’ll depreciate xD

  10. David

    “Idle money may, in time, depreciate.”

    If only they knew.

    1. Chibi_Undercover

      KnightofFunnyJunk lol you have no idea what you’re talking about.

    2. Party Boi Rokk

      wtf are you even talking about lol. You sound like a nut

  11. QueenCoCoaMocha

    if only I liked mathematics

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  12. Los Ronin *

    that skipping is annoying

    1. SR TALKS

      Los Ronin *
      It’s 1957, what do you expect

    2. Ramping Ram

      reel changes and damaged parts spliced out are the cause of it

    3. Tazzl

      i noticed that. it ticks me off

  13. Cat1911

    Anyone else google ” how much was $60 worth in 1957 compared to today” 😀 $515, which would explain why he was so happy about that raise

    1. ab Smokes

      But he said he was getting paid 60 a month and 515 isn’t even good enough by today’s standards

    2. Ricardo Santos

      You also didn’t need to pay a kings ransom in order to have your own house in 1957.

    3. sĩ đỏ

      ab Smokes He got a raise by 60$ not get paid 60$

    4. Ferguson101

      tansi le His raise equates to $3.17 an hour adjusted for inflation.

  14. Ronzie Ellis

    I think I watch this school but I don’t care for it but I’m out school now know I care for it damn life change

  15. Paul Jr RobINskinsky

    this is and was A time when the people who OWN THE STOCK EXCHANGE was right for the timing

  16. RedShadow

    $60 raise for a COUPLE of nights out MYMYMY how time has changed you would be lucky enough if you had $1 at the end of ONE night

  17. Veilent

    These type of films are really enjoyable 🙂

  18. xteive1

    “buy and hold, rather then buy and sell”
    very true advise, which even after 60 yrs investors are unable to understand

  19. Amos Tecumseh

    Extra $60 is $555.54 in 2019 money

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