NYX 360: 1 December, 2011

I Want to Hold Your Hand

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  • More coverage of GETCO expanding its NYSE market making – Bloomberg Businessweek, FT, WSJ
  • Algos can’t get much faster, but they’re getting smarter – CAIA
  • Clean Green Event 2011: Winners of innovation and growth trophies – Clean Green
  • Scenes from a trading floor, working and sweeping up, respectively, on a 490-point day – AP, AP
  • Journalists win awards for in-depth articles that improve the financial literacy of minorities – Talking Biz News
  • Today’s History: Gerald Swope, who rose from a $1-a-day worker to heading General Electric for 20 years, was born on this date in 1872.  NYT
  • Also very noteworthy:  My colleagues in Amsterdam pass along today’s historical opening gong: “Exactly 400 years ago Amsterdam got its first purpose-built exchange building, the Hendrik de Keyser exchange, which symbolized the central position of Amsterdam and the Netherlands as a center of world commerce, finance and capital provision for over two centuries.”
  • Also on this date, in 1963: the Beatles released “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” their first single in the U.S.

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