NYX is the ticker symbol for NYSE Euronext. The company operates trading on its platforms for the New York Stock Exchange and in other countries as well. It pays out 4.32% dividend at the current price per share and you are quite literally investing into the infrastructure behind the NYSE. I'll add more this weekend.
NYSE Euronext is a diverse exchange group. The Company offers a range of products and services in cash equities, futures, options, swaps, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions, all designed to meet the evolving needs of issuers, investors, financial institutions and market participants. The Company is also a liquid equities exchange group. The Company operates in a range of markets, which include New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Euronext, NYSE Liffe, NYSE Arca, NYSE Alternext, NYSE Amex and NYSE Liffe US. In addition to its markets, through NYSE Technologies (NYXT), the Company operates a globally distributed connectivity network that supports trading on its markets, and also provides trading and information technology solutions to third-party financial markets and other financial institutions.