A TRADER SIGNALS A CONTRACT OFFER IN THE DJIA FUTURES PIT AT THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE.
A trader signals an offer near the close of trading in the in the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures index pit at the Chicago Board of Trade November 9, 2000. The index dipped slightly to end nearly 73 lower points in heavy trading. The days trading habits mirrored the Florida election returns. Democrat presidential candidate Al Gore's decision to contest the election sparked a sharp selloff as traders watched results from the recount of the Florida vote.