New York Stock Exchange

New York City, 11 Wall St, New York, NY 10005

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The New York Stock Exchange traces its origins to the Buttonwood Agreement signed by 24 stockbrokers on May 17, 1792, as a response to the first financial panic in the young nation. It set rules for how stocks could be traded and established set commissions. The Agreement aimed to promote public confidence in the markets and to ensure that deals were conducted between trusted parties.

Though the Buttonwood Agreement marks the official founding of the NYSE, the Exchange traces its roots back to the 1600s and the foundation of the U.S. Capital Markets. In 1624, the Dutch founded New Amsterdam on the southern end of Manhattan and built a stockade from which the street derives its name; running east from what is now Broadway downhill to the East River. The Compromise of 1790 cemented Wall Street’s role as the nation’s financial capital. The agreement allowed Alexander Hamilton, the United States first Secretary of the Treasury, to implement his fiscal policy of paying Revolutionary War debt using federally issued bonds. Hamilton’s economic and financial vision included federal assumption of the debt from the Revolutionary War, creation of a central bank, and support for indigenous manufacturing. Together, these laid the framework for a strong economy that unleashed free enterprise, entrepreneurship and credit that enabled markets and private institutions like the NYSE to flourish.

In the Exchange’s early years, stock trading continued on an informal basis in nearby coffeehouses where merchants typically gathered. By 1817, the stock market was active enough to encourage the brokers to create a formal organization. A constitution was adopted on March 8, 1817, creating the New York Stock & Exchange Board, the forerunner of today’s NYSE. From the beginning, regulations governed trading. The constitution spelt out detailed rules for the transaction of business and imposed fines to keep disorderly brokers in check. The new stock exchange rented a room at 40 Wall Street where the brokers gathered twice a day to trade a list of 30 stocks and bonds. From the podium the president called out the name of each security in turn, while the brokers shouted bids and offers from the chairs assigned to them. This was the origin of the term “seat” which, ever since, has signified a membership on the NYSE.

The number and variety of securities traded at the NYSE steadily increased as America grew. States and municipalities issued bonds to finance the construction of turnpikes, canals, and bridges. Banks, insurance companies and railroads issued stock to raise the necessary capital to develop and expand. By the end of the Civil War, more than 300 different stocks and bonds were traded at the NYSE. The Exchange moved into its first permanent home – on a portion of its present Broad Street site – in 1865.

Just a few years later, increasing trading volumes inspired the NYSE to switch from the old method of trading to a new system of simultaneous trading in all stocks in a continuous market. Stocks were assigned to specific locations – trading posts – and brokers abandoned their seats to roam about the large open trading floor to trade directly with one another in whatever stock they chose.

The introduction of the stock ticker in 1867 revolutionized market communications by making it possible to quickly transmit market information across the United States, significantly narrowing the gap between Wall Street and Main Street. When telephones were installed at the NYSE in 1878, the market became even more efficient, and on December 15, 1886, trading volume topped 1 million shares for the first time.

One of the most familiar images of the NYSE, the loud ringing of a bell signaling the opening or closing of the day’s trading, was first used at the Exchange in the 1870s with the advent of continuous trading. Critical to ensuring orderly functioning of the marketplace, the original bell of choice was a Chinese gong.

As the stock market continued to grow, the NYSE in 1903 moved into a new building with a much larger Trading Floor, designed by George B. Post. Post designed an impressive interior space, with paneled Georgian marble walls, huge windows and a gilded ceiling that stands four stories above traders’ heads. The statuary pediment titled, “Integrity Protecting the Works of Man” was designed by the eminent sculptor, John Quincy Adams Ward. Today, the NYSE building is one of the most exclusive and sought-after event spaces in New York City, poised at the center of global financial markets.

When the current NYSE building opened in 1903, the gong was replaced by a brass bell — electrically operated and large enough to resonate throughout the voluminous main trading floor. Today, each of the four trading areas of the NYSE has its own bell, operated synchronously from a single control panel.

Modulating the temperature of the open-air space stretching nearly 100 feet above the Trading Floor required the services of engineer Alfred Wolff. Wolff designed and installed three ammonia-absorption machines, each with a cooling capability equivalent to one hundred and fifty tons of ice. This industrial feat made the NYSE the first air-conditioned building in North America. In addition, the room had some of the newest trading technologies including modern tickers, telephones, and a pneumatic tube system to send orders and market data throughout the building.

Trading Floor and office space were expanded further in 1922 with construction of the 11 Wall Street addition. The trading posts, dotted through the center of the room began as simple signposts, but expanded over time. The NYSE also held

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Reviews about New York Stock Exchange

29.10.2023 15:38
piazza iconica. se si è in viaggio a new york non si può non vistare. è il centro finanziario degli USA e del mondo intero.
29.10.2023 15:38
Have never done a tour here which I really want to, However no trip to New York City is complete without paying a visit to the Stock exchange and seeing all the crooks that run the largest economy in world.
29.10.2023 15:37
29.10.2023 15:37
The world’s largest stock exchange is on Wall Street, the most famous district in the financial world. Not much excitement there like in movies and financial news except the NYSE building, the bronze statues of the Fearless Girl (once facing the Charging Bull), and George Washington. But big money, wealth and financial markets can be felt as you walk the street. A worthwhile visit only if Wall Street’s importance in global finance can be appreciated.
29.10.2023 15:37
Beeindruckendes Gebäude der Börse.
29.10.2023 15:29
Wall Street NYSE, la Mia passione.

La Borsa di New York (New York Stock Exchange, NYSE), è la più grande borsa valori del mondo per volume di scambi e la seconda per numero di società quotate. Il suo volume di azioni è stato superato dal Nasdaq ma la capitalizzazione totale delle aziende del NYSE è cinque volte quella del listino tecnologico concorrente.

L'istituzione dello Stock Exchange di New York risale al 1817, anche se già da qualche anno i broker si riunivano nel Tontine Coffee House per svolgere i loro affari e commerci.

Il principale edificio della Borsa di New York, costruito nel 1903, si trova al 18 di Broad Street, tra gli angoli di Wall Street e Exchange Place, ed è stato progettato in stile Beaux Arts da George B. Post. La struttura adiacente all'11 di Wall Street, completata nel 1922, fu progettata in uno stile simile da Trowbridge & Livingston. Gli edifici sono stati entrambi designati National Historic Landmark nel 1978
29.10.2023 15:28
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest and most well-known stock exchanges in the world, located in New York City. It's a marketplace where public companies list their shares for trading, allowing investors to buy and sell stocks
29.10.2023 15:27
Beautiful architecture and historical surrounding area to work through. The NYSE represents American economic growth, steadfastness, and exceptionalism. A must see if you’re in downtown.
29.10.2023 15:25
자본주의의 산실
뉴욕와서 봐야 되는 곳
뒤를 돌면 에르메스매장이 까꿍하는 느낌
29.10.2023 15:24
Se passou no Financial District tem de tirar foto da Bolsa de Valores. Impressionante a visão das ruas estreitas entre prédios altíssimos e fachadas estonteantes.
29.10.2023 15:21
How could this be the quintessential image of New York but the streets are one of the most filthiest? Dog feces and urine everywhere. Don't look up at the marketplace when you're on this block, look down to avoid any missteps.


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