Business: Nameless Game

Orders on the London Stock Exchange may be and often are executed by clerks substituting for regular members. On the New York Stock Exchange, only members may buy & sell, and on dull days the clerks have even a duller time than brokers. A year ago when trading became rutted at about 700,000 shares per day, the floor clerks in desperation devised a nameless game which has almost all the elements of real trading. For a long time the idle floor members ignored the game, continuing to spend the daily five-hour Stock Exchange...

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