This promotional film about the New York Stock Exchange dates to the early 1960s and includes two segments.
The first clip is titled Special Report: New York Stock Exchange Adds “Fair Ladies” To Staff. This about the women who provide tours and information of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It opens with several different women welcoming people to the NYSE in various languages. During the World’s Fair, the NYSE is one of the most popular places to visit. A shot shows the floor of the NYSE (00:29); a woman gives speaks to her tour group. Exterior footage shows the intersection of Nassau Street and Broad Street (00:53).
The second and primary film is a 1952 John Sutherland production, What Makes Us Tick. This short animated film explains how stocks work for potential investors, covering information on the corporation, stock holders, investment bankers, and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). “John Q. Public” is interested in investing in stocks, so the film gives a good—if very positive—overview of how stocks function using an oil drum company as an example of how a business can become a corporation, attract investors and raise capital, be registered by the SEC, and ultimately be listed on the NYSE. The film concludes by telling viewers that investing in American industry creates jobs and allows for efficient war-time mobilization.
The New York Stock Exchange (abbreviated as NYSE, and nicknamed "The Big Board"), is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
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