Its origin occurred on May 17, 1792 when an agreement called the Buttonwood Agreement was signed by twenty-four stock brokers outside of 68 Wall Street in New York under a Buttonwood tree. On March 8, 1817 the organization was named the New York Stock & Exchange Board after drafting a constitution. The name was shortened to its current form in 1863. On February 18, 1971 the not-for-profit corporation was formed.
The first central location of the NYSE was a room rented at 40 Wall Street in 1817.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is the oldest stock price measure in use and is what the NYSE is most known for.
Financial Abbreviation: NYSE