Yesterday Peter Driessen, CEO and co-founder of Spil Games, was invited to open the stock market at the NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam. NYSE Euronext is the pan-European stock exchange that started in 2000 after the merger of the Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam exchanges.
Opening the stock market by ringing the opening bell (or in this case using a gong) is an old stock exchange tradition. At NYSE
Man what a week for the markets! I have been trading for over 20 years and have never seen the market take a dive like this week. I hope the investigation shows what happened. Funny thing though, I thought there were circuit breakers that suspended trading for a bit to let the markets settle down after a large point drop.