Philadelphia Stock Exchange

The Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) is the earliest stock exchange in the United States which was established in 1790. In 1949, it amalgamated with the Baltimore Stock Exchange and the Washington Stock Exchange in 1954. The PHLX situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
At present, the Exchange deals trades for approximately 2000 stocks, 1700 equity options, 25 index options, and several currency options.

History and Origin of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange
The Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) is the earliest stock exchange in the United States which was established in 1790. In 1949, it amalgamated with the Baltimore Stock Exchange and the Washington Stock Exchange in 1954. The PHLX situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In December 1968, in reacting to a fiscal crisis, the City of Philadelphia enforced a $0.05-per-share stock transfer tax for the entire dealings operated on the PHLX. On January 2, 1969, the PHLX shifted its trading floor to an office building (called Decker Building) to evasion of the tax. In February, the PHLX shifted back its trading floor to its headquarters in the city, with the declaration of a court that the tax was illegal.

On October 22, 1981, trading was stopped on both the Chicago Board of Trade and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange when unidentified callers claimed that bombs were positioned in those buildings.
In 2005, a number of large financial firms like Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Credit Suisse First Boston, UBS AG, Merrill Lynch and Citadel Investment Group (who jointly own approximately 45% of the exchange) bought stakes in the Exchange as evade against developing integration of dealing stocks by the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.
Market Indices
HAISM Hapoalim American Israeli Index
BKXSM PHLX/KBW- Bank Index
MFXSM KBW- Mortgage Finance Index
KRXSM KBW- Regional Banking Index
DFXSM PHLX- Defense SectorSM
RXSSM PHLX- Drug SectorSM
XAUSM PHLX- Gold and Silver SectorSM
HGXSM PHLX- Housing SectorSM
OSXSM PHLX- Oil Service SectorSM
SOXSM PHLX- Semiconductor SectorSM
UTYSM PHLX -Utility SectorSM
SCPSM SIG- Coal Producers Index TM
EPXSM SIG- Oil Exploration & Production Index TM
STQSM SIG- Steel Producers Index TM
DOTSM- TheStreet.com Internet Sector
KSXSM KBW- Capital Markets Index
KIXSM KBW- Insurance Index
XEXSM PHLX- Europe SectorSM
Market Capitalization
At present, the Exchange deals trades in approximately 2000 stocks, 1700 equity options, 25 index options, and several currency options.
Major Companies listed on Philadelphia Stock Exchange
JPMorgan & Chase
Bristol Meyers SQ
Petroleo Brasilei
Circuit City Stor
General Motors C
Yahoo!, Inc.
Texas Instrument
EBAY, Inc.
QUALCOM
Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce
Top Investors
Bank of America Corporation
Navistar INTL Corp New
INTEL Corp
Collagenex Pharmaceuticals I
General Growth Pptys Inc
Threshold Pharmaceutical Inc
CBL & ASSOC Pptys Inc
BJ SVCS Co
NASDAQ-100 Index
QUALCOM
Location Details
Philadelphia Stock Exchange
1900 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: 1-800-THE-PHLX or 215-496-5000
Fax: 215-496-5460

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