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The New York Stock Exchange Founded
Dow Jones Industrial Average First Published

    New York Stock Exchange Founded

Buttonwood diorama. NYSE. Museum of the City of New York

The history of the the New York Stock Exchange begins with the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement by twenty-four New York City stockbrokers and merchants on May 17, 1792, outside at 68 Wall Street under a Buttonwood tree.

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Left:
Buttonwood diorama. NYSE.
Museum of the City of New York
from the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection,
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress
Reproduction number: LC-G612-T-47539-A


    Dow Jones Industrial Average First Published

Dow Jones Industrial Average - 1900-Present.

Above:
Dow Jones Industrial Average - 1900-Present
Courtesy of StochCharts.com

In the years since the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) made its debut on May 26, 1896, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has been quoted in news broadcasts, newspapers, and journals as an indicator of financial markets and economic conditions in the United States. Surprisingly, however, although the DJIA is perhaps the best known, it was not the first of the Dow indexes.

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