01 - First lesson to teach you the basic information of United States Stock Market.
A Quick Look at the US Stock Market
The US stock market is one of the most developed in the world. It draws many great companies and a lot of investment funds from around the world. This part will talk about how the US stock market, important exchanges, and major stock indexes have changed over time.
1. The Major Stock Exchanges
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq are the two major stock exchanges in the US stock market.
Companies like Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, and IBM are listed on the NYSE. These are well-known brands with a long past, a lot of customers, and steady growth.
More than 3,700 companies with a market value of more than $24 trillion are traded on Nasdaq as of the end of 2021. Before, the Nasdaq market was the best place to list tech stocks that were growing quickly. Nasdaq is where a lot of big tech companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon can be found.
2. Major Stock Indexes
There are three major indexes in the U.S. stock market, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) , the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite.