Stock Exchange

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Mondo Visione  Aug 22  Comment 
The ASEAN Exchanges CEOs convened today at the 21st ASEAN Exchanges CEOs meeting to  discuss the next collaborative action steps to market and promote ASEAN as one asset  class. Since its launch in April 2011, ASEAN Exchanges have delivered on...
The Economic Times  Aug 18  Comment 
The aggrieved party can also go for arbitration within a period of three years of the date of dispute. It is a quasi judicial process for settlement of disputes, guided by stock exchanges and Sebi rules.
Mondo Visione  Aug 14  Comment 
The Lahore Stock Exchange Limited will remain closed on  Thursday, August 14, 2014 , it being a national holiday on account of Independence Day of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
OilVoice  Aug 12  Comment 
Swala Oil Gas Tanzania Plc today listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange 39DSE39 becoming the first public owned Oil and Gas Company in East Africa. The company is the 20th to list on t
Wall Street Journal  Aug 12  Comment 
Exchanges in Asia are nervously eyeing a new trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai, concerned it will soak up funds from global money managers.
Mondo Visione  Aug 10  Comment 
Click here to download Tehran Stock Exchange's bulletin for July 2014.
Mondo Visione  Aug 9  Comment 
Dr. Hassan Ghalibaf Asl has been re-elected for the fourth successive term as the CEO of Tehran Stock Exchange for a two-year tenure (2014 – 2016). The new TSE’s board of directors meeting was convened on 5 August 2014, and the internal...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 9  Comment 
Non-promoters can use OFS to offload their stake; discount for retail investors
Forbes  Aug 7  Comment 
Among the many financial trading and IT conferences I have attended over the years - from TradeTech in Paris to Burgenstock in Montreux, Switzerland, and beyond - the question has always arisen as to how many stock and derivatives exchanges there...




 

Stock exchange

A stock exchange is an institution, organization or association that serves as a market for trading financial instruments such as stocks, bonds and their related derivatives. Most modern stock exchanges, like NYSE Euronext, have both a trading floor and an electronic trading system.

Increasingly, exchange owners and operators are getting themselves listed on their own exchanges and have become private companies just like any other company. This is the case with companies like NYSE Euronext, Deutsche Boerse AG and the NASDAQ OMX Group. These companies have evolved into international groups operating on different continents and gathering multiple activities like traditional stock markets, derivatives markets and commodities markets.

Stock exchanges have a vital function in modern economies as places where investors and companies can meet and exchange capitals. They offer standardized instruments which are traded with transparency contrary to what happens in OTC transactions. They display prices and volumes for every products they trade.

In the 80's and 90's with the development of computer technologies, stock exchanges have been dematerialized and most of the transactions now happen electronically though some exchanges have kept floor trading activities like the NYSE. Euronext has adopted a fully electronic system.

Traditional stock exchanges have met increasing competition from fully electronic platforms. Electronic trading has reduced the cost of entry into the market and several new exchanges have recently developed.

History

The first stock exchanges date back to the Middle Age in Europe with debt trading between merchants. However the first stock trading can be found in the 17th century with the creation of various companies to explore European colonies such as the Dutch East India Company. Historically stocks and bonds were traded in a physical place or building with traders gathering on the floor and exchanging financial titles by hand.

14c Stocks were instruments of punishment. [1] The original Stock Market was a fish and meat market in the City of London on or near the later site of Mansion House, so called perhaps because it occupied the site of a former stocks. 1809 Place where securities are bought and sold. Stock + market. [2]

12c Markets were a place to meet at a fixed time for buying and selling livestock and provisions, to trade, deal in, buy, wares, merchandise, public building or space where markets are held" first attested mid-13c. Sense of "sales, as controlled by supply and demand" is from 1680s, market research is from 1926. [3]

See also List of Stock Exchanges

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