STOCK EXCHANGES USA
American Stock Exchange (AMEX)
The American Stock Exchange (AMEX) is an American stock exchange situated in New York. AMEX is a mutual organization, owned by its members. Until 1929 it was known as the New York Curb Exchange.On 2008-01-17, NYSE Euronext announced it would acquire the American Stock Exchange for $260 million in stock.
Chicago Board Options Exchange
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), located at 400 South LaSalle Street in Chicago, is one of the world's largest options exchanges with an annual trade that hovered around one billion contracts ath the end of 2007. CBOE offers options on more than 2200 companies, 22 stock indexes, and 140 exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Chicago Stock Exchange
The Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) is a Chicago-based stock exchange. The Exchange is a national securities exchange and self-regulated organization, which operates under the oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Chicago Stock Exchange is the third most active stock exchange in the United States by volume, and the largest outside of New York City. The Chicago Stock Exchange is currently located at 440 North LaSalle Street.
The NASDAQ (acronym of National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System) is an American stock exchange. It is the largest electronic screen-based equity securities trading market in the United States. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and has more trading volume per day than any other stock exchange in the world.
National Stock Exchange, Chicago
The National Stock Exchange (NSX) is an electronic stock exchange located in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1885 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the Cincinnati Stock Exchange.In 1976, it closed its physical trading floor and became the United States' first all-electronic stock market. The Cincinnati Stock Exchange moved its headquarters to Chicago in 1995, and changed its name to the National Stock Exchange in November 7, 2003.It was formerly a subsidiary of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the "Big Board", is a stock exchange based in New York City. It is the largest stock exchange in the world by dollar volume and, with 2,764 listed securities, has the second most securities of all stock exchanges. It was the second biggest stock exchange in the world in terms of company listings, second only to NASDAQ with 3,200 companies, before the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) of India consolidated to become the biggest stock exchange in the world with 4,800 company listings as of August 2007.
Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX)
Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) was the oldest stock exchange in the United States, founded in 1790. On November 7, 2007, NASDAQ announced a "definitive agreement" to purchase PHLX for $652 million, with the transaction expected to close in early 2008.Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the exchange merged with the Baltimore Stock Exchange in 1949, the Washington Stock Exchange in 1954, and the Pittsburgh Stock Exchange in 1969.
Chicago Board of Trade
The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) NYSE: CME, established in 1848, is the world's oldest futures and options exchange. More than 50 different options and futures contracts are traded by over 3,600 CBOT members through open outcry and eTrading. Volumes at the exchange in 2003 were a record breaking 454 million contracts. On 12 July 2007, the CBOT merged with the CME and ceased to exist as an independent entity.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) (often called "the Chicago Merc," or "the Merc") (NYSE: CME) is an American financial and commodity derivative exchange based in Chicago. The CME was founded in 1898 as the Chicago Butter and Egg Board. Originally, the exchange was a not-for-profit organization. The exchange demutualized in November 2000, went public in December 2002, and merged with the Chicago Board of Trade in July 2007 to become CME Group Inc. The Chief Executive Officer of CME Group is Craig S. Donohue. In March, 2008 the Chicago Mercantile Exchange bought the New York Mercantile Exchange, for $8.9 billion in cash and stock.
Boston Stock Exchange
The Boston Stock Exchange (BSE) is a regional stock exchange located in Boston, Massachusetts. The third-oldest stock exchange in the United States, it was founded in 1834. On October 2, 2007 Nasdaq agreed to acquire BSE for $61 million.