Stock Market Info.
By Dennis Smith
The NASDAQ stock exchange began in 1971 making it the first electronic stock market.
Currently, there are 13 different registered stock markets in the U.S.
The NYSE followed by the NASDAQ and then the BATS global markets are currently ranked as the top 3 equities exchange operators.
The largest one-day percentage gain in history was when the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 15.34% on March 13,1993.
The largest one-day percentage loss in history was when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 22.61% on October 19, 1987.
Founded in 1790, the Philadelphia stock exchange was the first stock exchange in the U.S.
On a daily basis, more than $250 billion worth of stock is traded in the U.S.
It can take less than 200 microseconds for an order to be acknowledged and/or filled on an electronic market.