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Das Geld kommt mit der Mikrowelle

Handelsblatt GmbH

[translated from German] A FEW SECONDS OF CHAOS

Buy and sell prices (bid and ask) of shares on the Nasdaq in the 1st trading minute, March 8, 2011. The larger the
Circle, the higher the volume that is offered or requested. The further up the circle, the higher the course. Huge positions are set for the opening (left), which are to be processed throughout the day. Within seconds (horizontal time axis), demand and supply split up into small orders.

—Stamen Design