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92 Chapter 15. The Ticker Tape, Stock Indices, and Other Media In this lesson you will learn about further sources of information on your stock's performance. The Ticker Tape No image better represents the United States stock markets than the ticker tape. The little one- inch-wide strip of paper is as synonymous with following the performance of stocks and their markets as it is with heroes' welcomes and parades. Ironically, you would be hard pressed to find an actual ticker tape machine outside of a museum or, for that matter, to find a parade that still uses the discarded strips. Computers have replaced ticker tape machines, and returning heroes are now showered in celebration with shredded paper and phone books. Plain English