The US Share Market is an organized market where members of the exchange trade shares, common share equivalents, and bonds. Traders may be both agents and principals, and fill orders from individuals and institutional investors. Large numbers of securities are bought and sold on the US share market.
The American Stock Exchange:
The American Stock Exchange (AMEX) is located in New York and is one of the country’s three leading stock exchanges. Though its focus is slowly shifting toward options and exchange-trade funds, it still deals in small to mid-size stocks.
Some market indices of the American Stock Exchange are:
Inter@ctive Week Internet Index
Dow Jones Industrial Average
Five Year Treasury
Major companies listed in this exchange are:
Northgate Minerals Corporation
Grey Wolf, Inc
Yamana Gold Inc
Ultra Petroleum Corp
Northern Orion Resources Inc
New York Stock Exchange:
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), or the “Big Board,” is located in New York. It is first in the world in terms of dollar volume, and second in terms of number of listed companies. This stock exchange has a worldwide market capitalization of $21 trillion.
The major market indices of the NYSE are:
NYSE US 100
NYSE International 100
NYSE Arca Tech 100
NYSE World Leaders
The major companies listed in NYSE are as follows:
The Coco-Cola Company
Eastman Chemical Company
The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system (NASDAQ) is the largest electronic screen-based equity security market in the USA. It has about 3200 companies and allows multiple market participants to trade through its Electronic Communications Networks. About two out of seven shares traded in the American financial market are traded on this system. The major indices are NASDAQ 100 and NASDAQ Biotechnology Index.
The US share market is an indicator of the economic affluence of America. One interesting point is that the American share market has cleared its credit worries and other problems in order to grow faster.
Last Updated on : 26th June 2013