Multimedia in Finance

Multimedia plays a great role in my field of Finance. There is so much information being created and analyzed at any one time in the stock market that it all has to go through an intensive period of organization in order for it to be understandable. Furthermore, all of this information is interactive insofar as it can be changed by any one person’s trading of stocks.

A concrete example of Multimedia in Finance is the television network CNBC. While the New York stock market is open, and even for a while before and after, two tickers scroll accross the bottom of the screen. They display the current prices for many of the market’s most popular stocks for the day. The different stock symbols are highlighted in different colors to represent their activity throughout the day. These stocks are constantly changing, as well as constantly being analyzed and discussed by the people on screen. Such interaction with the information is a prime example of Multimedia.

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