Chapter 12: Financial Markets
"The New York Stock Exchange"
You have already learned that the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious of the organized stock exchanges in the United States. It is located on Wall Street in New York City and like most other organized exchanges, has certain rules for both its members and the corporations listed on the exchange. The NYSE lists stocks from over 3,000 companies who must meet stringent requirements related to profitability and size. These requirements virtually guarantee that the companies will be among the largest, most profitable, publicly held companies. In this activity, you will learn more about the NYSE as well as your role as an investor.
Destination Title: The New York Stock Exchange
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Start at the New York Stock Exchange's Education Web site.
- From here, you will visit other links for a discussion of the exchange and your role as an investor. Read the articles and answer the following questions.