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08/03/1817 The New York Stock Exchange is founded

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How the New York Stock Exchange Works: Brokers and Bidders - Making Money (1958)

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How Does Floor Trading Work on the New York Stock Exchange - Wall Street Stock Market

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An Overview of the New York Stock Exchange: Building, Trading Floor, History (1998)

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How the New York Stock Exchange Works

Buttonwood Agreement stockbrokers in NY came up with new reforms and reorganized, reforming as the NY Stock and Exchange Board. They began renting several spaces for securities trading over the years, until 1865 when they adopted the current location. By far, it is by market capitalization the largest exchange in the world.