Going to the NY Stock Exchange

Me and captain america
I have never been to the stock exchange before.  No reason why I would have gone.  There is something magical about the whole place.  It is so very American.  

With a few of my fave people in the tech industry in NYC we have been putting together founders breakfasts.  So far we have had two.  There are so many interesting founders in NYC who do not know each other yet all the investors seem to know each other or have heard of each other.  Both breakfasts have been really great event and I am looking forward to more.  

Today the event took place at the NY Stock Exchange.  We had a breakfast at a huge round table where everyone gave their name, their companies name, what their company did and gave a short summary of what they have learned and what they perhaps need.  Then the conversation opened up and we talked about a few topics before getting a tour of the exchange.

The bell was rung by the Captain American people from Marvel today because the movie opens on Friday. In my head I expected mayhem on the floor but perhaps because of computers things are pretty tame.  Still it was pretty cool.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Amy Millman

    Live the picture of you -angel America with captain America – my experience at NYSE was getting a tour from my mentor Mickie siebert the first woman to own a seat. Miss her

  2. Laura Yecies

    When I was in elementary school we studied “careers” and one of my classmate’s parents had a seat on the exchange and we got a tour. It was mayhem but very fun and exciting. I offered for my dad offered to give a tour of of his medical office and the teacher said that it wasn’t interesting since everyone had been to the doctor. When my younger sister had the same program she told the teacher that my dad was a farmer and the whole class came over to see the tomato plants and pick a radish.

    1. Gotham Gal

      that’s hilarious.

  3. pointsnfigures

    I traded on the floor of the CME in Chicago for 25 yrs. It was a blast. If you are in Chicago and want to go on the floor, happy to hook you up. There are so many stories, I need to write a book. Put young people (mostly men) in one spot making pretty good bucks and things happen.Our Chicago floors were different from the NYSE, with different rules and technology. The CBOE is the most similar.I have lost a lot of my hearing from being on the floor. My back is bad from standing for hours and pushing and shoving all day. But, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. So much fun.(Investing in startups is fun too-just a different kind of fun)

    1. Gotham Gal

      all a rush.