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What Are Credit Cards?
Banks and Computers
Rise of Electronic Trading
Paying for Internet Purchases
The Future of Payments
The Silent Trading Floor: The Rise of Electronic Trading – When you hear the words "New York Stock Exchange," the image that probably leaps into your mind is of a noisy trading floor with traders yelling out orders and communicating across the room using arcane hand signals. For now, that's still how its done in New York, but at an increasing number of exchanges worldwide the shouts and signals of the crowded floor have been replaced with sedate mouse clicks originating in traders' offices scattered all over the planet. Trading stocks, currencies, or pork bellies is all about communicating information: bids, offers, and the latest market information. And the electronic revolution has made computer networks the most efficient means of communication.
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