Wall Street

Wall Street is the financial district of New York City, named after and centered on the eight-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, or signifying New York-based financial interests. It is the home of the New York Stock Exchange, the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies. Several other major exchanges have or had headquarters in the Wall Street area, including NASDAQ, the New York Mercantile Exchange, the New York Board of Trade, and the former American Stock Exchange. Anchored by Wall Street, New York City is one of the world's principal financial centers.

Read more about Wall Street:  Buildings: Physical Layout, Personalities: Players and Deal-makers, Competitors To Wall Street, Transportation

Famous quotes containing the words wall street, wall and/or street:

    This is Wall Street, and today is important. Because tomorrow, July 4th, I intended to make my first million dollars—an exciting day in a man’s life. The enterprise was slightly illegal.
    Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910)

    Mountain, mountain, mountain,
    marking time. Each
    nameless, wall beyond wall, wavering
    redefinition of
    horizon.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    He has given me six hundred street signs.
    The time I was dancing he built a museum.
    He built ten blocks when I moved on the bed.
    He constructed an overpass when I left.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)