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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stock exchange, stock market, securities marketnoun

    an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers

Wiktionary

  1. stock exchangenoun

    A building and the associated organization that trades stocks in of companies for money and vice versa.

Wikipedia

  1. Stock exchange

    A stock exchange, securities exchange, or bourse is an exchange where stockbrokers and traders can buy and sell securities, such as shares of stock, bonds and other financial instruments. Stock exchanges may also provide facilities for the issue and redemption of such securities and instruments and capital events including the payment of income and dividends. Securities traded on a stock exchange include stock issued by listed companies, unit trusts, derivatives, pooled investment products and bonds. Stock exchanges often function as "continuous auction" markets with buyers and sellers consummating transactions via open outcry at a central location such as the floor of the exchange or by using an electronic trading platform.To be able to trade a security on a certain stock exchange, the security must be listed there. Usually, there is a central location for record keeping, but trade is increasingly less linked to a physical place as modern markets use electronic communication networks, which give them advantages of increased speed and reduced cost of transactions. Trade on an exchange is restricted to brokers who are members of the exchange. In recent years, various other trading venues such as electronic communication networks, alternative trading systems and "dark pools" have taken much of the trading activity away from traditional stock exchanges.Initial public offerings of stocks and bonds to investors is done in the primary market and subsequent trading is done in the secondary market. A stock exchange is often the most important component of a stock market. Supply and demand in stock markets are driven by various factors that, as in all free markets, affect the price of stocks (see stock valuation). There is usually no obligation for stock to be issued through the stock exchange itself, nor must stock be subsequently traded on an exchange. Such trading may be off exchange or over-the-counter. This is the usual way that derivatives and bonds are traded. Increasingly, stock exchanges are part of a global securities market. Stock exchanges also serve an economic function in providing liquidity to shareholders in providing an efficient means of disposing of shares.

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  1. stock exchange

    A stock exchange is a regulated marketplace where buyers and sellers convene for the trade of securities such as stocks, bonds, commodities, derivatives, and other financial instruments. It facilitates transactions by providing services for issuing and redeeming securities, and for capital events including the payment of income and dividends. Stock exchanges can also provide facilities for the issue and redemption of such financial instruments and capital events including trading of securities in exchange for cash or other securities. Examples include the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Wikidata

  1. Stock exchange

    A stock exchange is a form of exchange which provides services for stock brokers and traders to trade stocks, bonds, and other securities. Stock exchanges also provide facilities for issue and redemption of securities and other financial instruments, and capital events including the payment of income and dividends. Securities traded on a stock exchange include shares issued by companies, unit trusts, derivatives, pooled investment products and bonds. To be able to trade a security on a certain stock exchange, it must be listed there. Usually, there is a central location at least for record keeping, but trade is increasingly less linked to such a physical place, as modern markets are electronic networks, which gives them advantages of increased speed and reduced cost of transactions. Trade on an exchange is by members only. The initial offering of stocks and bonds to investors is by definition done in the primary market and subsequent trading is done in the secondary market. A stock exchange is often the most important component of a stock market. Supply and demand in stock markets are driven by various factors that, as in all free markets, affect the price of stocks.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Stock Exchange

    a mart for the buying and selling of Government stocks, company shares, and various securities, carried on usually by the members of an associated body of brokers having certain rules and regulations. Such associations exist now in most of the important cities of the United Kingdom and commercial world generally (on the Continent are known as Bourses). The London Stock Exchange, transacting business in handsome buildings in Capel Court, facing the Bank of England, was established in 1801, stock-exchange transactions previous to then being carried on in a loose, ill-regulated fashion by private parties chiefly in and around Change Alley, the scene of the memorable South Sea Bubble (q. v.) speculation. The great development in stock-exchange business in recent times is due chiefly to the sale of foreign and colonial bonds, and the remarkable growth and spread of joint-stock companies since the Joint-Stock Company Act of 1862.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Stock Exchange

    For the application of the term “Stock” to money, see “Government Stock.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stock Exchange in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stock Exchange in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Stock Exchange in a Sentence

  1. Jeh Johnson:

    I have spoken to the CEO of United, Jeff Smisek, myself. It appears from what we know at this stage that the malfunctions at United and the stock exchange were not the result of any nefarious actor, we know less about the Wall Street Journal at this point, except that their system is in fact up again.

  2. George W. Bush:

    Our intelligence community believes (he) was training in poisons at an al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan, and had been sent to the United States before September the 11th to serve as a sleeper agent ready for follow-on attacks, among the potential targets our intelligence community believes this al Qaeda operative discussed … were water reservoirs, the New York Stock Exchange and United States military academies such as this one.

  3. Dave Nadig:

    This is one of the rare cases where the fragmented markets we live in actually serve a purpose, if this happened at (the London Stock Exchange), you would just be sitting staring at a blank screen.

  4. Jeffrey Sprecher:

    I look at it (IEX) and I admire what they've done and we're behind at the New York Stock Exchange, we need to get with the program and be doing the same kind of things that Brad is doing.

  5. William Kirby:

    The recent volatility I think has cooled the ardor of some because they are realizing what an unusual instrument the Shanghai Stock Exchange is.


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  • Esayas Meskel
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    Why would low-income coutnries such as Ethiopia have what it is known as Commodity Market Exchange as opposed to a Stock Exchange?
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