Story: Stock market

Trading floor, 1972

Trading floor, 1972

While chalkies awaited instructions, the brokers and clerks standing on the floor would take bids from their clients by phone and shout out the new price. As can be seen, there was a clear gender division between chalky and broker, and in the pressured environment cigarette smoking was common.

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David Grant, 'Stock market - Towards a national exchange, 1950–1984', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by David Grant, published 11 Mar 2010