Established in 1792, the NYSE is the world's largest exchange by market cap and trades stocks for close to 2,800 companies. Companies listed on the NYSE include marquee names such as Walt Disney, Verizon, Ford Motor, and Boeing. The NASDAQ is a composite index comprised of tech, consumer services, healthcare and financial stocks headquartered in the U.S. Almost 50% of the index comprises of tech stocks, with its heavy tech weighting giving it extra attention. OTC (Over-The-Counter) is a process in which securities that are not listed on the NYSE can be traded by way of broker-dealers. OTC traded stocks don't meet the minimum criteria for listing on the NYSE and are traditionally smaller companies as a result. Such companies are referred to as unlisted stocks. Companies such as Nestle SA are traded on the OTC market in the U.S.
Also known as the Wiener Borse AG, it is the only stock exchange in Vienna, Austria. The exchange was founded in 1771, making it one of the oldest in the world. The Austrian Traded Index (ATX) is the leading index of the borse and consists of 20 stocks. Companies actively traded include OMV AG, Raiffeisen International and Telekom Austria.
The OMX Nordic Exchange is alternatively known as the Nasdaq Nordic.The OMX Copenhagen 25 is the main stock market index for the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, which in turn is part of the Nasdaq Nordic. Amongst the listed companies on the OMX Copenhagen 25 are Carlsberg Group and Danske Bank. Of the 25, 6 were founded in the 19th Century, the oldest being Carlsberg Group founded in 1847.
The OMX Nordic Exchange is alternatively known as the Nasdaq Nordic. The OMX Helsinki 25 is the main stock market index for the Nasdaq Helsinki (Previously Helsinki Stock Exchange), which, in turn, is part of the Nasdaq Nordic. Amongst the listed companies on the OMX Helsinki 25 are Nokia and Nordea AB.
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is Germany's sole stock exchange and is among the world's top 10 stock exchanges by market cap. The DAX30 is the main stock index with listed companies including Adidas, BMW, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Borse and Volkswagen,
Borsa Italia MTA, Italy's only stock exchange is also known as Piazza Affari. The main stock indexes are the FTSE MIB and the FTSE Italia All-Share. Well-known companies listed on the main stock indices include Banco Generali, Ferrari, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, ST Microelectronics, and UniCredit Bank.
Previously called the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, this is the sole stock exchange in the Netherlands. 121 companies are listed on the Euronext Amsterdam and include ABN AMRO Group, Air France-KLM, ING Groep, Royal Dutch Shell, and Unilever. The AEX Index, derived from the Euronext Amsterdam, is composed of 25 of the most frequently traded securities on the exchange.
The OMX Nordic Exchange is alternatively known as the Nasdaq Nordic. The Oslo Stock Exchange is Norway's sole stock exchange that forms part of the Nasdaq Nordic. The OBX Index is the main stock market index for the Oslo Stock Exchange, which, in turn, is part of the Nasdaq Nordic. Amongst the listed companies on the OBX Index are DNB, Equinor and Telenor.
Euronext Dublin is the Republic of Ireland's main stock exchange, with more than 35,000 securities listed. The ISEQ is the major stock market index, which tracks the performance of companies (excl. UK registered) that are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. Companies listed on the ISEQ include AIB Group, Bank of Ireland, and Kerry Group.
The OMX Nordic Exchange is alternatively known as the Nasdaq Nordic. The OMX Stockholm 30 is the main stock market index for the Stockholm Stock Exchange (Stockholmsborsen) also known as the Nasdaq Stockholm, which in turn is part of the Nasdaq Nordic. Amongst the listed companies on the OMX Stockholm 30 are Electrolux V, H&M B, Nordea Bank and Volvo B.
Founded in 1571, the London Stock Exchange is one of the world's oldest stock exchanges and has more than 2,600 companies from 60 countries listed. The Financial Time Stock Exchange 100, more commonly known as the Footsie (FTSE100) is the most widely recognized Benchmark Index of the Stock Exchange. It comprises of the 100 largest companies and represents around 70% of the LSE's total market capitalization. Marquee companies include BP Plc, HSBC, GlaxoSmithKline and The London Stock Exchange Group.