By the numbers: The Big Board

December 22, 2010, 3:00 PM UTC

What’s an investment guide without a look at the floor of the New York Stock Exchange? As this 1962 photo suggests, not much has changed since then. Though still the largest exchange in the U.S., the now publicly traded company is grappling with the fallout from electronic competitors such as Nasdaq and Direct Edge. –Anne VanderMey

  • 35% of the trading volume of all NYSE-listed stocks happens on the exchange today. In 1962 the Big Board accounted for 90%.
  • 507 non-U.S. companies are now traded on the NYSE, up from only 24 in 1960.
  • 0 is the number of days the New York Stock Exchange has been open to tourists since 9/11.

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