Debt Dictionary

Stock Exchange

Investment Dictionary -> Stock Exchange

The stock exchange represents a market on which all kinds of securities may be purchased or sold. In most cases, securities are known as shares, stocks and bonds. Government bills are also traded sometimes.

The following presentation will offer information about the largest stock markets in the world:

1. Nicknamed the ‘Big Board’, the New York Stock Exchange is the world’s largest in view of its dollar volume. This giant stock exchange has over 2700 listed securities. It opened on May 17, 1792 in a rented room at Wall Street. A great fire in 1835 resulted in its temporary closure.

2. The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System (NASDAQ) is an American stock exchange known as the largest electronic trading market for equity securities in the U.S. The NASDAQ boosts more trading volume per day than any other stock exchange.

3. The London Stock Exchange, with its $7.57 share trades, is located in London, England. Based at Paternoster Square near the St Paul’s Cathedral, the stock exchange is also one of the largest in the world. In London, the share trade began with the idea to finance some of the important trade roads: the attempt of East India Company to reach India and the East, and voyage of the Muscovy Company’s to reaching China.

4. The Tokyo Stock Exchange holds the second position in the world in terms of market value, after the New York Stock Exchange. In view of share worth, it is on the fourth place. Listed here are 2271 domestic and 31 foreign companies. The Exchange was established on May 15, 1878 and started trading on June 1, 1878.

5. Euronext, with its $3.85 trillion share trades, is based in Paris, and has subsidiaries in other European countries such as Belgium, France, as well as the United Kingdom.

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Mon, Nov 18th, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

During the 60 minute session Paul Coghlan, founder of Coghlan Capital, looks at current charts for currencies, precious metals, US indices, highlighting turns and low risk entry points using the Median line analysis methodology.

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