Montfort on Wall Street

On Monday, April 23rd, 10 seniors in the Foreign Policy and Fiscal Literacy Class visited the New York Stock Exchange.  This experience was quite different then a normal school trip. The students were taken directly on to the Trading Floor where they learned the customer side of orders by actually observing a list of orders representing over 2 billion dollars worth of buy orders and sell orders. The orders were explained by a NYSE Governor who arranged the visit. Next they visited a Trading Post and saw how a Designated Market Maker (formerly known as a Specialist) manages orders in the stocks he is assigned.  The students were able to see what they have learned about the Stock Market at the site where it all takes place.

Marla Greco