Wall Street investors cheer Bongbong Marcos as he rings NYSE bell

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. had the privilege of ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Monday (September 19) to mark the end of the day’s trading.

Joining Marcos was First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos, Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual, and NYSE executives.

The President rang the golden bell in rapid succession at exactly 4 p.m. He was also told to bang the gavel three times to officially end stocks trading for the day.

Indices were up on Monday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising by 0.64% to close at 31,019.68, and the S&P 500 gaining 0.69% to 3,899.89, according to CNBC.

The President is in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly and to pursue some business and investor meetings on the side. He joined an NYSE economic forum in hopes of attracting more foreign investments.