US Stock Market

US stock market is made up of a couple of exchanges with national and international importance, and many that service local investors and companies.

Of the major stock exchanges, the biggest are the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ, both operating out of New York City.

Of these, the NASDAQ is actually called Nasdaq-OMX Group and controls and operates the NASDAQ stock market in NYC, second largest in the US. In addition, it operates 8 stock exchanges in Europe and also has a 33.3% of the Dubai Stock Exchange, one of the fastest growing stock exchanges in the Middle East.

NYSE is also a major concentration of exchanges working under the NYSE-Euronext Group name, and operates the NYSE market place, the biggest stock exchange in the U.S.

As part of the NYSE-Euronext, Euronext operates stock exchanges in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg , Portugal and the United Kingdom, making it the 5th largest exchange on the planet.

Apart from these two conglomerates in stock exchange operations, the regional stock exchanges include (from SEC information at

Boston Stock Exchange (BSE)
Boston Equities Exchange (BEX)
Boston Options Exchange (BOX)
Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX)
International Securities Exchange (ISE)
ISE Options Exchange
ISE Stock Exchange
Miami Stock Exchange (MS4X)
National Stock Exchange (NSX)
Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX)

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