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Quote of the Day
“We the Subscribers, Brokers for the Purchase and Sale of the Public Stock, do hereby solemnly promise and pledge ourselves to each other, that we will not buy or sell from this day for any person whatsoever, any kind of Public Stock, at a less rate than one quarter percent Commission on the Specie value and that we will give preference to each other in our Negotiations. In Testimony whereof we have set our hands this 17th day of May at New York, 1792”
– Buttonwood Agreement, which was signed this day in 1792 establishing the rules for what would become the New York Stock Exchange
May 17th – This Day in Stock Market History
May 17th, 1792 – The Buttonwood Agreement is signed by a group of 24 brokers, establishing what will become the New York Stock Exchange.
It established general rules and rates of commissions for the brokers. The rules for broker commissions established by the Buttonwood agreement (set at no lower than 0.25%) would remain in effect until “May day”, May 1st, 1975 when commissions would be lowered to a market rate.
May 17th, 1961 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 700 for the first time. The milestone came 2 years after 600 was first reached (February 20th, 1959), and it would take nearly 3 years for the Dow Jones Industrial Average to reach 800 (February 28th, 1964).
Best May 17th in Dow Jones Industrial Average History
1934 – Up 3.50%, 3.25 points.
Worst May 17th in Dow Jones Industrial Average History
1940 – Down 4.78%, 6.23 points.
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