Wall Street Is Upset: Photos of Face-Grabbing Traders Who Will Inevitably Wind Up In Tomorrow’s Newspaper

[gallery] In the event you haven't already heard, the markets had an awful day: S & P down 60 points, Dow Jones down 512 points, and Nasdaq down 136 points. And tomorrow, you will absolutely ready about it everywhere. And see it, too. On people's faces. ...These people's faces. As tradition dictates, your thousand words will be illustrated by some very frustrated, face-grabby traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, where something south of 10 percent of all trades on the NYSE occur. No matter! Every time it "hits the fan" on Wall Street, these guys get their moment in the sun, as wire photographers rush to capture the most melodramatic stress-faces visible to the semi-public. These are the guys who are going to illustrate just how bad today was, and their moves are classically recognizable. All photos are via Getty, who should really work someone onto the trading floor of a nice-sized firm—or better yet, any number of anonymous day-trading floors—and start snapping away on one of these days everything goes wrong. If they really want to put the fear of god (slash-market forces) into the general public, they'd really do well to catch those creatures on a day like this. fkamer@observer.com | @weareyourfek
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In the event you haven’t already heard, the markets had an awful day: S & P down 60 points, Dow Jones down 512 points, and Nasdaq down 136 points. And tomorrow, you will absolutely ready about it everywhere. And see it, too. On people’s faces.

These people’s faces.

As tradition dictates, your thousand words will be illustrated by some very frustrated, face-grabby traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, where something south of 10 percent of all trades on the NYSE occur. No matter! Every time it “hits the fan” on Wall Street, these guys get their moment in the sun, as wire photographers rush to capture the most melodramatic stress-faces visible to the semi-public. These are the guys who are going to illustrate just how bad today was, and their moves are classically recognizable. All photos are via Getty, who should really work someone onto the trading floor of a nice-sized firm—or better yet, any number of anonymous day-trading floors—and start snapping away on one of these days everything goes wrong. If they really want to put the fear of god (slash-market forces) into the general public, they’d really do well to catch those creatures on a day like this.

fkamer@observer.com | @weareyourfek

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