Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Opening gong

In the late 19th and early 20th century, trading at the CBOT was opened and closed by a Chinese gong being sounded.  The above photo is from 1938 and the gentlemen shown were CBOT members for 50 of the 90 years it had existed up until then!  The embedded youtube clip below gives the sound effect for anyone needing a refresher.

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