The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world, with some of the most stringent listing standards. By mandating tight standards, the NYSE encourages larger public firms to list their securities on it, making the NYSE a highly reputable stock exchange. Both American and foreign securities can be traded on the NYSE, as long as their issuers meet the reporting requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission. As the name indicates, the NYSE is located in New York City, on Wall Street. It incorporates both electronic trading and floor trading.
The New York Stock Exchange is also known as the Big Board.