Philadelphia Stock Exchange - PHLX

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Philadelphia Stock Exchange - PHLX'

The first securities exchange to be formed in the United States. The Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) was created in 1790, and it trades equity, currency and index options. Their currency options can be either standard or customized.




BREAKING DOWN 'Philadelphia Stock Exchange - PHLX'

In 2008 the Nasdaq bought the PHLX and changed the stock exchange's focus to options. it currently trades in more than 2600 U.S. dollar-settled options, sector index options and equity options. Also, it is currently the third-largest options market in the United States.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Nasdaq

    A global electronic marketplace for buying and selling securities, ...
  2. PHLX Housing Sector Index - HGX

    An index that tracks approximately 20 companies that work directly ...
  3. Day Trader

    A investor who attempts to profit by making rapid trades intraday. ...
  4. Floor Trader - FT

    An exchange member who executes transactions from the floor of ...
  5. Clearing Member Trade Agreement ...

    An agreement by which an investor may enter derivative trades ...
  6. American Stock Exchange - AMEX

    The third-largest stock exchange by trading volume in the United ...
Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    The Birth Of Stock Exchanges

    Learn how British coffeehouses helped give rise to the juggernaut that is the NYSE.
  2. Options & Futures

    Getting To Know The Stock Exchanges

    Here are the answers to all the questions you have about stock exchanges but are too afraid to ask!
  3. Fundamental Analysis

    Derivatives 101

    Learn how to use this type of investment as an alternative way to participate in the market.
  4. Options & Futures

    5 Equity Derivatives And How They Work

    These derivatives allow investors to transfer risk, but there are many choices and factors that investors must weigh before buying in.
  5. Bonds & Fixed Income

    History Of The Toronto Stock Exchange

    Find out how the third-largest stock exchange in North America came to be.
  6. Trading Systems & Software

    The Global Electronic Stock Market

    The way trading is conducted is changing rapidly as exchanges turn toward automation.
  7. Options & Futures

    Use Options to Hedge Against Iron Ore Downslide

    Using iron ore options is a way to take advantage of a current downslide in iron ore prices, whether for producers or traders.
  8. Home & Auto

    Understanding Rent-to-Own Contracts

    They can work for you or against you. Here's how to negotiate a fair one.
  9. Home & Auto

    Avoiding the 5 Most Common Rent-to-Own Mistakes

    Pitfalls that a prospective tenant-buyer could encounter on the road to purchase – and how not to stumble into them.
  10. Home & Auto

    Renting vs. Owning: Which is Better for You?

    Despite the conventional wisdom, renting might make more financial sense than you think.
RELATED FAQS
  1. Why do option volume quotes differ on different websites?

    Option quotes are different in price and in volume because identical options can trade on more than one market or exchange. ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Why would a corporation issue convertible bonds?

    A convertible bond represents a hybrid security that has bond and equity features; this type of bond allows the conversion ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. How does a forward contract differ from a call option?

    Forward contracts and call options are different financial instruments that allow two parties to purchase or sell assets ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What are the main risks associated with trading derivatives?

    The primary risks associated with trading derivatives are market, counterparty, liquidity and interconnection risks. Derivatives ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How can an investor profit from a fall in the utilities sector?

    The utilities sector exhibits a high degree of stability compared to the broader market. This makes it best-suited for buy-and-hold ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What is the difference between derivatives and options?

    Options are one category of derivatives. Other types of derivatives include futures contracts, swaps and forward contracts. ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Bubble Theory

    A school of thought that believes that the prices of assets can temporarily rise far above their true values and that these ...
  2. Stock Market Crash

    A rapid and often unanticipated drop in stock prices. A stock market crash can be the result of major catastrophic events, ...
  3. Financial Crisis

    A situation in which the value of financial institutions or assets drops rapidly. A financial crisis is often associated ...
  4. Election Period

    The period of time during which an investor who owns an extendable or retractable bond must indicate to the issuer whether ...
  5. Shanghai Stock Exchange

    The largest stock exchange in mainland China, the Shanghai Stock Exchange is a nonprofit organization run by the China Securities ...
  6. Dead Cat Bounce

    A temporary recovery from a prolonged decline or bear market, followed by the continuation of the downtrend. A dead cat bounce ...
Trading Center
×

You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!