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New York Mercantile Exchange [2 records]

Record 1 2006-11-10

English

Subject field(s)
  • International Bodies and Committees
  • Stock Exchange
  • Investment
OBS

The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) is the world's largest physical commodity futures exchange located in New York City. Its two principal divisions are the New York Mercantile Exchange and the New York Commodities Exchange (COMEX) which were once independent companies but are now merged. The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. is currently a large private company. The New York Mercantile Exchange handles billions of dollars worth of energy products, metals, and other commodities being bought and sold on the trading floor and the overnight electronic trading computer system. The prices quoted for transactions on the exchange are the basis for prices that people pay for throughout the world. In 1933, the COMEX was established through the merger of four smaller exchanges: the National Metal Exchange, the Rubber Exchange of New York, the National Raw Silk Exchange, and the New York Hide Exchange. On august 3, 1994, the NYMEX and COMEX finally merged under the NYMEX. Now, the NYMEX operates in a state of the art trading facility and office building with two trading floors in the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Organismes et comités internationaux
  • Bourse
  • Investissements et placements

Spanish

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Record 2 1995-10-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • National Bodies and Committees (Non-Canadian)
  • Stock Exchange
  • Investment
OBS

A commodities exchange, located in New York City, on which futures contracts in certain metals, currencies, petroleum, and agricultural products are traded.

Key term(s)
  • NYME
  • New York Butter and Cheese Exchange

French

Domaine(s)
  • Organismes et comités nationaux non canadiens
  • Bourse
  • Investissements et placements
OBS

Cette Bourse de Commerce créée en 1872 sous le nom de Butter and Cheese Exchange of New York prit sa dénomination actuelle en 1882. Le New York Mercantile Exchange a essayé de créer [entre 1960 et 1970] des marchés sur l'aluminium, le nickel, les pommes et le riz.

Key term(s)
  • New York Butter and Cheese Exchange
  • NYME

Spanish

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