Who Governs the Stock Exchange?

Answer Stock exchanges in the United States are governed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC was created by an act of Congress in 1934 and has authority over all areas of the securities ind... Read More »

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Comparison of the Stock Exchange Commodity & Power Exchange?

A power exchange is similar to a stock exchange, except it's power, most often in the form of electricity, that is bought and sold by traders. Since electricity is not a commodity that could litera... Read More »

How many million shares of stock are traded on the New York Stock Exchange daily?

About 2,000 million exchanges are made every day on the New York Stock Exchange. In March 2010, the average daily volume was 2,128,546,521 shares traded daily. The number of shares traded changes e... Read More »

Approximately how many companies have stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange?

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and its related NYSE Arca, NYSE Euronext, and NYSE Alternext equities markets trade the shares of nearly 5,200 companies from around the world, 3,915 of which are... Read More »

How many companies have stock traded on the new york stock exchange?

There are about 8,500 companies that trade on the New York Stock Exchange as of March 2010. This number is dynamic as companies are added and withdrawn regularly. There are 451 of these companies t... Read More »