What is Wall Street?

If you live in America, or quite frankly anywhere in the world, you’re probably familiar with New York City. A global city, known for its rich history and culture, is also home to Wall Street. But what is it?

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Wall Street is an area located in Lower Manhattan’s financial district. Dating back to the early 1700s, Wall Street has been a center of global trade. Wall Street is home to the world’s largest and most prominent banks, investment firms, and financial corporations.

For example, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley are all headquartered in New York City along with countless others. Wall Street is also home to the New York Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in the world with a market cap of more than $30 trillion.

One of the most famous landmarks on Wall Street is the raging bull, which symbolizes the resiliency of the American financial system and New York City. If you ever have the chance to visit New York City, make sure to visit and grab a picture with this landmark!