5 Facts About Stock Exchange

1. New York Stock Exchange is an icon of American capitalism, and it still commands respect among financial professionals.

2. New York Stock Exchange dates back to 1792, when a couple dozen stockbrokers and merchants gathered outside the building at 68 Wall Street and began to trade.

3. New York Stock Exchange has played a pre-eminent role in US financial history, serving as the leading stock exchange for 225 years.

4. New York Stock Exchange provides a means for buyers and sellers to trade shares of stock in companies registered for public trading.

5. New York Stock Exchange is the largest exchange in terms of capitalized trading volume and is five times the size of NASDAQ in capitalization, although the exchange is the fourth largest in listings behind the Bombay, London and NASDAQ exchanges.