Stock Exchange

NPR  Nov 19  Comment 
The company says it's losing money on the exchanges, which are an integral part of the Affordable Care Act.
Financial Times  Nov 17  Comment 
In recent weeks the sector has experienced a wave of asset swaps and consolidation
New York Times  Nov 16  Comment 
The proposal, by the Investors Exchange, would create the first new American stock exchange in five years and would include a 350-microsecond “speed bump.”
Mondo Visione  Nov 16  Comment 
Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) organized on Saturday, November 14, 2015, the 3rd edition of the Individual Investors Forum, after the two editions of the Forum held in Neptun and Cluj-Napoca. For the first time, the format of the Forum was...
Mondo Visione  Nov 15  Comment 
MSCI announced the result of the periodical review. For the Companies listed at QSE The outcome of the review is as follows: Addition(s) to the MSCI Qatar Index: Qatar Gas Transport Company – Nakilat (QGTS) Deletion(s) from the MSCI...
Mondo Visione  Nov 12  Comment 
The Saudi Stock Exchange announces that Mr. Adel Saleh Al Ghamdi has submitted his resignation from his current duties as the Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors has accepted the resignation on 29/01/1437 ( 11/11/2015) and would like...
Reuters  Nov 12  Comment 
China is planning to set up two regional power trading exchanges as part of efforts to free up electricity prices, now set by the government, an official said on Thursday.
The Times of India  Nov 10  Comment 
The board of the defunct Vadodara Stock Exchange, which has been ordered by regulator Sebi to close business, will meet here on November 16 to discuss the future course of action.
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 10  Comment 
Forbes  Nov 10  Comment 
When consumers enroll for 2016 health coverage via exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, they are less likely to find a preferred provider organization (PPO) plan, which could limit their doctor and hospital choices.


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.


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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