There are some really good shows on CNBC which most people involved in investments and financial institutions such as the Stock Market watch. Some of these shows are listed below are also available internationally.

  • Worldwide Exchange: Julia Chatterley, Wilfred Frost and Seema Mody (4–6 a.m. ET)
  • Squawk Box: Joe Kernen, Rebecca Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin (6–9 a.m. ET)
  • Squawk on the Street: Carl Quintanilla, David Faber, Jim Cramer (for the 9–10 a.m. hour), Simon Hobbs and Sara Eisen (for the 10–11 a.m. hour) (9–11 a.m. ET)
  • Squawk Alley: Carl Quintanilla, Kayla Tausche and Jon Fortt (11 a.m. – noon ET)
  • Fast Money Halftime Report: Scott Wapner (noon – 1 p.m. ET)
  • Power Lunch: Tyler Mathisen, Amanda Drury and Brian Sullivan (1–3 p.m. ET)
  • Closing Bell: Kelly Evans and Bill Griffeth (for the 3–4 p.m. hour) (3–5 p.m. ET)
  • Fast Money: Melissa Lee (host), Pete Najarian, Guy Adami, Tim Seymour and Karen Finerman (panelists) (Monday-Thursday, 5–6 p.m. ET; Friday, 5-5:30 p.m. ET only)
    Options Action: Melissa Lee (host) (Friday, 5:30-6 p.m. ET)
  • Mad Money: Jim Cramer (6–7 p.m. ET)
  • CNBC Prime (7 p.m. – 2 a.m. ET)

Some fast facts: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is a physical exchange, with a hybrid market for placing orders both electronically and manually on the trading floor. Orders executed on the trading floor enter by way of exchange members and flow down to a floor broker, who goes to the floor trading post specialist for that stock to trade the order.

The specialist’s job is to match buy and sell orders using open outcry. If a spread exists, no trade immediately takes place—in this case the specialist should use his/her own resources (money or stock) to close the difference after his/her judged time. Once a trade has been made the details are reported on the “tape” and sent back to the brokerage firm, which then notifies the investor who placed the order. Although there is a significant amount of human contact in this process, computers play an important role, especially for so-called “program trading”.