Stock Exchange

Wall Street Journal  Jun 20  Comment 
As the prospect of ‘Brexit’ hangs in the balance, exchanges and traders across Europe are boosting their capacity to cope with an expected trading surge after the vote.
Mondo Visione  Jun 20  Comment 
Bats Global Markets, Inc. (Bats: BATS), a leading global operator of exchanges and services for financial markets, was added to the FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index effective for the open of Monday June 20. The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges...
Mondo Visione  Jun 19  Comment 
The total value of shares traded for the week ending 16  June 2016 amounted to SAR 18.67 billion, decreasing by 14.26% over the previous week; while total stock market capitalization reached SAR 1,514.66 billion at the end of this period,...
The Economic Times  Jun 19  Comment 
The regulators are especially worried after having seen the markets going into a tizzy recently just on unconfirmed reports that Rajan was not keen on a second term.
The Economic Times  Jun 19  Comment 
The IEX Group won approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday to become a national stock exchange, following months of arguments with hedge funds and high-speed traders.
New York Times  Jun 18  Comment 
After a brutal lobbying battle, and months of delays, America is getting a new stock exchange from the most prominent high-profile critics of high-frequency trading.
TechCrunch  Jun 15  Comment 
 Step 1: Build software for pot labs. Step 2: Find out who has the strongest herb. Step 3: Create a marijuana marketplace connecting dispensaries with the best growers. That’s the plan that scored $3 million in seed funding led by Slow Ventures...
Mondo Visione  Jun 15  Comment 
On 15th June 2016 the General Assembly of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) unanimously approved the application of Budapest Stock Exchange to become a Full Member. The Membership will commence as of 1st July...
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 15  Comment 
NTPC Ltd said on Wednesday that it has sold surplus power from its stations in Singrauli, Vindhyanchal, Rihand, Unchahar and Dadri through the power exchanges for the first time. In a statement, the ...
Mondo Visione  Jun 15  Comment 
The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), which represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers including exchanges and CCPs, today released its second global Environment, Social and Governance (“ESG”) survey. Highlights of the...


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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