Location New York City, New York, United States
Owner NYSE Euronext
Currency United States Dollar
No. of companies 1,867
No. of US companies 1,518
MarketCap US$ 16.613 trillion [May 2013]
Volume US$ 20.161 trillion (Dec 2011)
Opening hours Trading from Monday through Friday 9:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. (ET).
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is also known as the “Big Board”. The NYSE is the world’s largest stock exchange by market capitalization. The origins of the exchange date all the way back to 1792. The NYSE was formerly run as a private organization. The NYSE became a public entity in 2005 after the acquisition Archipelago.
The NYSE is operated by NYSE Euronext. In 2007 NYSE merged with the fully electronic stock exchange Euronext. In December 2012 the company was sold to Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a futures exchange.