The three major U.S. financial securities markets are:
- New York Stock Exchange (NYSE): The NYSE is a stock exchange based in New York. In April 2007, the New York Stock Exchange merged with a European stock exchange known as Euronext to form what is currently NYSE Euronext. NYSE Euronext also owns NYSE Arca (formerly the Pacific Exchange).
- National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System (Nasdaq): The Nasdaq is the largest electronic screen-based market. It currently offers lower listing fees than NYSE.
- American Stock Exchange (AMEX): Unlike the Nasdaq and NYSE, AMEX focuses on exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Additional Exchanges in the United States
- Boston Stock Exchange (BSE) - made up of the Boston Equities Exchange (BEX) and the Boston Options Exchange (BOX) and was acquired by Nasdaq in 2007
- Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
- Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) - owned run by CME Group Inc.
- Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) - owned and controlled by CME Group Inc.
- Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX)
- International Securities Exchange (ISE) - includes ISE Options Exchange and the ISE Stock Exchange
- Miami Stock Exchange (MS4X)
- National Stock Exchange (NSX)
- Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX)