One of the biggest stock exchanges in the world is New York Stock Exchange or NYSE.

It was founded in 1792 in New York City, USA by signing Buttonwood Agreement of 24 brokers.

The main index of NYSE is Dow Jones Industrial, which consist of major USA companies in the industrial sector of US Economy. Dow Jones Industrial was started in 1896 and became most important indicator of US Economy.

Most important event in the last years was merging NYSE and Euronext , which brought NYSE and Euronext to be biggest Stock Exchange in the world - NYSE Euronext.