The global financial markets come to life at NYSE, where brokers and traders have access to stocks, bonds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), options, and other exchange-traded products across our six liquid markets. With deep exposure to all parts of the U.S. equities market, as well as multiple international and emerging markets, we’re able to support all types of trading strategies and fluidly match orders with the best execution.

Our Markets


With almost 3 times more liquidity than the next largest exchange, the most displayed shares at the NBBO, and the narrowest quoted bid / ask spreads, NYSE is the global leader in market quality. As the world’s markets evolve, NYSE responds with leading technology, innovative partnerships and trading techniques.

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NYSE American

Designed to support younger, high-growth companies, NYSE American is the world’s leading market for small-cap companies. The market benefits from designated market makers, who provide market liquidity, and a fully integrated trading platform that supports efficient order matching.

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NYSE Arca Equities

The first all-electronic exchange in the U.S., NYSE Arca currently trades more than 8,000 exchange-listed securities and is ranked #1 in the listing and trading of exchange-traded products (ETPs). The market offers fully automated, transparent open and closing auctions in ETPs and significant price improvement opportunities at the midpoint in all securities.

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NYSE Arca Options

Using a hybrid trading platform that combines a state-of-the-art electronic system with an open-outcry trading floor in San Francisco, the NYSE Arca Options market offers an anonymous, flat, open market structure. Traders benefit from a range of sophisticated risk management tools and the market’s time priority model, which encourages market makers to provide investors with the best possible price. NYSE Arca is part of a dual market structure that combines access to Arca and American Options through a single integrated technology platform.

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NYSE American Options

The NYSE American market blends customer priority and size pro-rata allocation with the benefit of an open outcry trading floor in New York to offer traders deep liquidity across listed option contracts. The market also offers CUBE, an electronic price improvement auction system for paired orders of any size. NYSE American is part of a dual market structure that combines access to American and Arca options through a single integrated technology platform.

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NYSE Bonds

Orders in the NYSE Bonds market are executed on a strict price / time priority. All participants have access to a fair, open environment that displays live, executable, transparent prices and allows traders to adjust and execute orders as they see fit.

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NYSE National

National Stock Exchange, Inc. (“NSX”) ceased all trading operations as of February 1, 2017. NSX has been re-named NYSE National, Inc., and will continue to be registered as a national securities exchange as well as discharge its obligations as a self-regulatory organization. NYSE National will announce re-launch timing later this year.

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Registering to trade one of our markets is a simple three-step process.

  1. Choose an NYSE Market and Qualify – Membership to NYSE markets is available to registered and new U.S.-based broker-dealers who obtain a self-regulatory organization (SRO) status and have an established connection to a clearing firm.
  2. Fill Out the Market-Specific Forms – Once you choose the market you want to trade in, you’ll need to fill out the membership application for that market.
  3. Submit Your Application – To expedite the approvals process, you can email your forms and applications directly.

After you submit your application to trade in NYSE’s markets, you can begin the connection process right away.