Business & Finance: The Stock Market

The tremendous activity on the New York Stock Exchange has established several new records. On Nov. 6 there were 613 separate stock issues traded in—the most in any single day on record. Many strange and unusual abbreviations appeared on the ticker. Issues were traded in that have not seen the light for years.

Daily volume has also exceeded all figures back to at least 1916. Several days have seen about 2,800,000 shares sold on the Exchange, with a three-million-share day seemingly in the offing. The record for daily trading was established on May...

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