located at 11 Wall Street
in Lower Manhattan
, New York City
, USA. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization
of its listed companies at 13.39 trillion as of Dec 2010. Average daily trading value was approximately 153 billion in 2008.
The NYSE is operated by NYSE Euronext, which was formed by the NYSE's 2007 merger with the fully electronic stock exchange Euronext
1792 The New York Stock Exchange is formed.
1817 The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
1865 The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.
1914 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
1929 Great Depression: After a steady decline in stock market prices since a peak in September, the New York Stock Exchange begins to show signs of panic.
1929 "Black Thursday" stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
1929 The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.
1938 Great Depression: In an effort to restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.
1997 October 27, 1997 mini-crash: Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 554.26 points to 7,161.15. For the first time, the New York Stock Exchange activates its "circuit breakers" twice during the day eventually making the controversial move of closing the Exchange early.
2001 The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 Attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.