The New York Stock Exchange trading floor is being transformed into a 21st century trading environment with improved design, technology and a network better capable of supporting all of a firm's trading applications.
The innovative next-generation trading floor makes it much easier for firms to access all markets from the NYSE while still being able to access the NYSE point of sale where brokers can interest designated market makers directly in the auction.
Brokers can now represent customers more effectively and efficiently, with better access to trading information and market centers. The new environment has a more robust network and additional desktop functionality, which improves a broker's ability to trade in both the physical and electronic components of our market. Traders on the floor and "upstairs" off-exchange desks can now operate together.