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New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the world’s largest stock exchange, located at 11 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan. Each day approximately $153 Trillion US dollars’ worth of stocks and market funds are traded. The main building of the exchange is located at 18 Broad Street and was designated a National Historic Landmark, along with the 11th Street location in 1978.

The NYSE is run by NYSE Euronet as part of a merger of the NYSE and the electronic stock management corporation, Euronext. It is considered the “seat” of American Finance and started in 1792, when 24 New York City stockbrokers and merchants signed the Buttonwood Agreement (signed under a buttonwood tree).

The NYSE’s opening and closing bells note the start and end of trading each day at 9:30 am and 4 pm EST. After September 11, 2001, visitors are not allowed to visit the exchange but may tour the exterior and start their tour of the Financial District’s landmarks – including the Federal Reserve Bank, National Museum of the American Indian/U.S. Custom’s House, Museum of American Finance, the Fraunces Tavern Museum, and the Federal Hall National Memorial.

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