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Stock market

Also called the equity market, the market for trading equities.

Stock Exchange

A place, whether physical or electronic, where stocks, bonds, and/or derivatives in listed companies are bought and sold. A stock exchange may be a private company, a non-profit, or a publicly-traded company (some exchanges have shares that trade on their own floors). A stock exchange provides a regulated place where brokers and companies may meet in order to make investments on neutral ground. The concept traces its roots back to medieval France and the Low Countries, where agricultural goods were traded for cash or debt. Most countries have a main exchange and many also have smaller, regional exchanges. A stock exchange is also called a bourse or simply an exchange.

Stock market.

A stock market may be a physical place, sometimes known as a stock exchange, where brokers gather to buy and sell stocks and other securities.

The term is also used more broadly to include electronic trading that takes place over computer and telephone lines. In fact, in many markets around the world, all stock trading is handled electronically.

stock market

a MARKET that deals in the buying and selling of company stocks and shares and government bonds. See STOCK EXCHANGE for further details.
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You won't find trading pits in Tokyo or locals in Osaka, even though their markets move billions of dollars in futures volume.
Standing in the actual trading pits and using actual commodity trading sheets and lingo, we yelled across to each other, bidding on one another's buys and sells.
YESTERDAY saw the launch of Liffe Connect, the new screen-based system that has replaced the noisy and colourful trading pits at the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange.
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As the trading pits became computerised, Andrew traded as a "local", investing his own money for the next four years over the electronic exchanges.
The biography will capture the atmosphere and sometimes brutal reality of the trading pits.
As they say in the Chicago trading pits, the secret to making a small fortune in commodities is to start with a large one.
In this morning's "Yield Curve Update" report from the trading pits of the CME/CBOT, Cook looks at the key policy issues that market players will be anticipating the FED statement to address.
Nordlicht founded and acted as general partner for Northern Lights Trading, a proprietary options firm based in New York which employed traders in the cotton, coffee, natural gas, crude oil, gold, and silver option trading pits.
tv's daily options update, covering unusual options volume and notable activity in the options trading pits.