Behind the Scenes of the Opening Bell

I’ve had the privilege and honor to be part of several opening bell ceremonies at the NYSE Euronext. Often I’ve been asked to share what it’s like to be part of this ceremony and ultimately ring the ceremonial bell that commences trading. Here is a brief description of the experience.

The NYSE Euronext is a tremendous host and treats guests with a display of history, tradition and hospitality. It begins with a walk down the halls of the NYSE Euronext towards the elevators. These halls, and the halls several levels up, are lined with iconic images of many of the world’s most recognizable personalities and leaders visiting the NYSE. From Ronald Regan to Mikhail Gorbachev one can’t help but to feel humbled by images of the people who have helped make the tradition and brand of the NYSE Euronext known worldwide. Continue Reading

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