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
Destination Title: The
New York Stock Exchange
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Start at the New York Stock Exchange's Education Web site.
- Click on the "Educational Publications"
- From here, you will read several chapters
from a guide to the exchange and your role as an investor.
Read the articles and answer the following questions.