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Trading Hours: 8am-4pm

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Open All Year, Watch the market for ups and downs

Chicago Stock Exchange

Quick Facts

  • The Stock Exchange Chicago was founded on March 21, 1882.
  • The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is the physical building within which stocks are traded.
  • The Stock Exchange Chicago IL is an important piece of Chicago financial history.

440 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60605
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Money in the Making at the Chicago Stock Exchange

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Features: The Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) provides a vital element of competition to the marketplace. Founded May 15, 1882, the CHX has risen to become one of the largest exchanges in the world. It provides an auction market for the purchase and sale of equity securities. Like other stock exchanges, it is the physical location where stocks are traded. The Chicago Stock Exchange currently consists of approximately 200 member organizations (holding 450 seats) and a staff of over 200. It is a self-regulatory organization under the oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Today, the Chicago Stock Exchange trades more than 3,500 NYSE, Amex, Nasdaq and CHX-exclusive issues. 

Located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, the elegant Everest restaurant has magnificent western views of the city and beyond.

Why We Go: Most commonly, people head over to the Stock Exchange Chicago to trade stocks, however this landmark building is a significant piece of Windy City history since history is made within its doors each day. Stop by and watch history in the making- just be sure to grab a permit, otherwise, you won't be allowed in the building.

  • Historic Landmark: The Stock Exchange Chicago was founded in the late 1800s and remains an important piece of Chicago history.
  • Public Transit: The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is located in close proximity to a variety of public transit. 
  • Multiple Trading Sessions: The Chicago Stock Exchange has 2 trading sessions each day. The first is from 8am to 3pm and the second one follows this and closes at 4pm.  Be aware, however, that there are exceptions to this rule.

Inside Knowledge: The Stock Exchange Chicago IL was originally known as the Midwest Stock Exchange.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Be Frugal: When trading stocks at the Chicago Stock Exchange, be careful with your money.
  • Do Your Research: The Stock Exchange Chicago has a great deal of historical significance. Read up and get acquainted with its procedures and other important information. This way you'll have an even more in depth understanding of it when you visit.
  • Don't Bring the Kids: The Chicago Stock Exchange, and U.S. law dictates that you must be 18 or older to trade stocks.
  • Don't Bring the Car: The Stock Exchange Chicago is located near the La Salle Metra station for your convenience.