New York Stock Exchange is located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York, United States. It is arguably the world’s largest exchange with an average daily trading of approx US $ 153 billion (2008 figures). While most of the information is now carried out electronically, floor trading is still prevalent for those companies, whose stock is less liquid. The exchange is operated by NYSE Euronext, following the merger which took place in 2007.
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Dow Jones & Company is an American financial information firm, founded by Charles Dow, Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser in 1882, with the aim of creating an index which would serve as a benchmark for the stock market conditions. Currently that benchmark incorporates the 30 most reputable American firms, helping individuals gauge the performance of the stock market. This is known as the Dow Jones Industrial average which is weighted by stock price.
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