Stock Market Info.

By Dennis Smith

Facts

  • 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.

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How it Works

when you buy shares if the share value goes up you earn money but if it goes down you lose money.
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