May 17 1792 – The New York Stock Exchange is Formed

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May 17 1792 – The New York Stock Exchange is FormedRate this post The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), also commonly called the “Big Board”, is the world’s largest stock exchange in terms of its market capitalization which is currently worth over 14 trillion dollars. The stock exchange came into being following an agreement among New York traders entered into on May 17, 1792. The current offices of the NYSE are located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City. The history of the world’s largest stock exchange was a very humble one. On May 17, 1792, a group of 24 stock brokers from New York signed the Buttonwood […]