How The New York Stock Exchange Works And How Technology Has Changed It

Jul 24, 2015

Twenty years ago, about 80% of all NYSE-listed stocks were traded by NYSE. Today, just 23% of NYSE-listed companies go through the main NYSE exchange.

Earlier this month, the New York Stock Exchange suspended trading in its main market for 3½ hours due to a technical issue. The shutdown jarred investors, but it did not have the impact it would have had 20 years ago.

Joining us for a look at how market trading takes place today and how much has changed during the last two decades are Madelynn Matlock, senior vice president  and portfolio manager with Pioneer InvestmentsJames Miller, chairman and investment advisor at Bartlett; and, Chris DeSimio, a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in Cincinnati. 

Listeners are reminded that the information provided on today's show is general in nature and may not apply to their personal investment situations.