TIL that the bell at the NYSE was originally a Chinese gong until 1903, at which point the exchange was moved and the bell was changed to a silver bell like the one we know today.

Read more: https://www.nyse.com/bell

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  1. I get a weird chuckle every time the market is way down and there are a bunch of smiling a-holes standing on the platform for the ringing of the closing bell. Like WTF are you so damn happy?

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