When applying for membership on NYSE American you obtain reciprocity of membership on NYSE for equities as well, and vice versa. NYSE American Membership provides broker-dealers with a price-time priority execution model similar to NYSE Arca. Membership brings access to features designed to facilitate increased midpoint trading such as a delay on incoming orders and proprietary market data and a Discretionary Peg Order that executes up to the midpoint if the quote is deemed stable or rests passively if deemed unstable.


Membership Process

Become a NYSE and/or NYSE American Equity Member

Step 1: Qualify

Membership is available to registered and new U.S. based broker-dealers who obtain a Self Regulatory Organization (SRO) and have an established connection to a clearing firm. Individual investors are not eligible. When applying for membership on NYSE you may obtain reciprocity of membership on NYSE American for equities as well, and vice versa.

Step 2: Fill Out Relevant, Market-Specific Forms

To expedite the process, please email forms and applications directly to Client Relationship Services at [email protected].

Step 3: Connect

Once you have submitted the Membership Application and Agreements, you can begin the connectivity process right away. Firms can connect to our markets directly or through a Service Bureau in a number of different ways. Review the Connectivity forms below and contact us to explore your options.


How to Join

For questions regarding the application, supporting documentation, or process, please contact Client Relationship Services using the "Contact Us" button below.

The application and all supporting documentation should be sent via email to Client Relationship Services at [email protected]. Please ensure all attachments are clearly labeled.

The appropriate application fee should be submitted directly to the Exchange. Mail the application fee to:

New York Stock Exchange, LLC
Client Relationship Services
11 Wall Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10005


Forms and Applications


Membership Types

The NYSE American equities platform provides for two types of participants: Market Maker/Market Maker Authorized Traders (MMATs) and Electronic Designated Market Makers (eDMMs).

Market Makers (MMAT)

A Market Maker is an ETP holder or firm that has registered with NYSE American to trade securities. Market Makers are obligated to maintain continuous two-sided Q Orders in all registered securities.

Electronic Designated Market Makers (EDMM)

Any registered Market Maker may apply to become an Electronic Designated Market Maker (eDMM). eDMMs may operate on or off-the-exchange trading with more stringent quoting obligations and in some cases, participation guarantees. eDMMs must maintain specified cash or liquid assets based upon the number of issues traded.

NYSE American Electronic Designated Market Maker Firms (EDMMs)
  • Brendan E. Cryan and Company, LLC
  • Citadel Securities LLC
  • J. Streicher & Co., LLC

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