Stock Exchange

Mondo Visione  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Following the Saudi Stock Exchange’s announcement dated Sunday 6th September, 2015, relating to the “Go-Live” date for the new X-stream INET trading platform on Sunday 13th September 2015, the Saudi Stock Exchange would like to take this...
The Economic Times  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Commodity exchanges will have to rationalise salaries of their key management personnel within a year as per Sebi norms.
Mondo Visione  Sep 11  Comment 
Click here to download Maiawi Stock Exchange's weekly trading report for the week ending 11th September, 2015.
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 10  Comment 
Exchange defends its stand; cites wrong interpretation of MD’s salary as an example
Mondo Visione  Sep 10  Comment 
Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) introduces as of September 21, 2015, new tick size rules for all shares, rights and fund units traded on BVB. The changes regarding the new tick size envisage raising the trading price ranges compared to the current...
Mondo Visione  Sep 9  Comment 
As part of QSE social responsibility and educational efforts, Mr. Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori, CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange, gave a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University, entitled ''The Role of Financial Markets in boosting investments and economic...
Forbes  Sep 8  Comment 
The phrase "ESG disclosure" was on the lips of hundreds of investors at the annual Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) conference in London today. And there's a reason why the much-debated corporate disclosure gap on global sustainability...
Financial Times  Sep 8  Comment 
ICE to join others in launching CDS trading platform
Mondo Visione  Sep 7  Comment 
Tourism company  Tusnad  SA ( TSND ) debuted on Monday, September 7, 2015, on the  AeRO  market of the  Bucharest Stock Exchange  ( BVB ), after the transfer from Rasdaq. Tusnad SA is a Romanian tourism company, its major...
Mondo Visione  Sep 7  Comment 
The total value of shares traded for the week ending 03 September 2015 amounted to SAR 26.47 billion, decreasing by 2.90% over the previous week; while total stock market capitalization reached SAR 1,662.45 billion at the end of this period,...


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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