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6 Stock Trading Items Related to the New York Stock Exchange - NYSE

Updated on 2010-08-03

With more than 3000 listed companies that account for more than 10$ trillion dollars in market capitalization, the NYSE is the largest stock exchange (by market capitalization) in the world. Usually, there are more than one billion shares traded in buy and sell transactions on the NYSE every day.
The NYSE is based in the United States and is operated by the NYSE Euronext, which was created after the merger of the NYSE with the Euronext, a fully electronic stock exchange.

The following trading objects download data from the NYSE - New York Stock Exchange and can be used in QuantShare Stock Trading Software.

  • NYSE Advances and Declines gets daily and historical number of advancing, declining and unchanged stocks that trade in the NYSE.

  • NYSE Arca - Daily short sale data downloads historical short selling data from the NYSE website. For the previous six months, this item gets for each trading day, the short volume, the total volume and ratio of short volume to total volume, where 100% means that there were only short transactions and no long transactions.

  • NYSE Index Closes creates 8 indices, then downloads historical end-of-day for these indices from the NYSE website. The indices are created by the New York Stock Exchange and they include the NYSE Composite Index, the NYSE Energy Index, the NYSE Financial Index, the NYSE Health Care Index, and the NYSE International 100.

  • NYSE - Corporate Actions: This trading object gets daily summaries of corporate actions of companies listed on the NYSE and AMEX. It downloads the total number of splits declared, the total number of splits performed by companies, the number of dividend distributions declared and finally the number of dividends paid.

  • NYSE - Round-Lot Share Volume: A Round-Lot is the normal unit of trading for a security; for a stock, a round-lot is equal to 100 shares. Round-Lot share volume data are downloaded by this trading object. It gets the specialist sales volume, the specialist short sales volume, the non-specialist purchases volume, the non-specialist sales volume and the non-specialist short sales volume.

  • NYSE - Trading Volume gets total transactions volume on the NYSE as well as the number of trades for different quantities. It gets for example the number of trades that occurred with a volume of 20001-5000 shares, the number of block trades (Trades with a volume of more than 1000 shares), the Round-Lot volume, the total volume of SuperDot sell short order...

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