Börsenlexikon: Wall Street

Banking and stock exchange street in the south of the New York borough of Manhattan; figuratively the financial centre in the USA. The street is the historic headquarters of the largest US brokerage firms and investment banks. Many have since moved to other areas of Manhattan and the United States. Wall Street was named after the wooden wall that Dutch colonists built in the area in 1653 to defend themselves against the British and Indians. Today, the southern tip of Manhattan is known as New York's financial district, which includes Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange NYSE, Battery Park, Southstreet Seaport, Trinity Church, and the Woolworth Building.

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