Today’s traders are spoiled. So says Business Insider which put together a visual history illustrating how Wall Street trading was done in the pre-Bloomberg terminal era. It’s a fascinating collection and shows traders using read bid-ask spreads off of chalkboards and historical data off of miles of ticker tape.
This is a favourite: Circa late 19th century, telegraph wires (many of which would have connected tickers) created a virtual canopy above downtown Manhattan.
We’d love to know if a Canadian equivalent exists.