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10 Trading Floors to Honor the Bailout Bill

 - Oct 3, 2008
The whole world is wondering what is going on with the ‘Trading Spaces’ world--the markets where money is bought and sold like apples and oranges. These are ten of the trading floors that remodel 401k’s with lots of red ink.

In this gallery, you’ll see the current China trading floor, the NYSE trading floor before computers took over and the individual hedge fund managers who sit in the middle of the Matrix and buy and sell anything to make a quarter-cent profit.

Trading floors are all electronic now, but it used to be a requirement that traders see each other, which led to these massive rows of cubicles or circular pods.