Happy Birthday

To the NYSE.

220 years ago today the New York Stock Exchange was officially born.  Prior to that there had been “unofficial” trading of sorts but it was on the 17th May 1792 that the Buttonwood agreement came into effect.

This led onto the formation of the Dow Jones index, S&P500, Nasdaq etc as the years progressed.

In that 220 years fortunes have been made and lost by many

click the link above for a detailed look at the NYSE

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