NYX 360: 9 August, 2011

Taken in New Haven, CT. Jerry Garcia WPLR Show

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Yesterday: Downgrade ignites a global sell-off– WSJ

This morning: Global sell-off eases; U.S. futures tick up– NYT

“If there was one place where relative calm prevailed, it was on the floor of the NYSE…”-- Reuters

Where are the stock buybacks?– MarketBeat

Prospects wane for more tech IPOs– FT

NYSE invoked Rule 48 to help smooth yesterday’s opening - WSJ, Reuters

Public market newcomers crushed in selloff – GigaOm

If You Thought the World Was Spinning Awful Fast Last Friday, That's Because It Was– Your humble blogger

NYSE seeks to toughen rules for reverse mergers– Reuters

Duncan Niederauer pictured on NYSE floor, with Lou Pastina on left and Joe Mecane on right– Reuters

More scenes from a trading floor -- Bloomberg, NYT, AP, Reuters, AP, Getty, AP (including comments from floor traders)

Elsewhere on the Exchanges blog:

Morning Report: August 9, 2011

Markets Lower, Closing News 8/8/11

NYSE Liffe in China and Other China News

On this date in 1995, Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead (pictured) left us way too soon at age 53. – NYT

You could probably think of lines from Dead tunes that sound like they were written for these times; how about these, from “Touch of Grey”:

We will get by / We will survive 

Your own nominations welcome in the comments box below.

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