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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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However, the effect of exchange rate fluctuations on the share market will depend on whether the constituent firms are preponderantly net exporters or net importers, whether they own foreign subsidiaries and whether they hedge against exchange rate fluctuations.
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We assume that today the Russian share market might continue dropping against the background of the foreign exchange grounds drop.
Considering the positive foreign news background and improvement of the situation with debt problems of Greece, we expect upping of investors activity and Russian share market.
Totally the Russian share market was in the green zone.
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On Wednesday the Russian share market continued climbing, despite the relatively neutral foreign background.
At the beginning of the trading session on Tuesday the Russian share market was climbing upwards against the neutral background, however in the afternoon slip was indicated, being catalyzed by the output of the report by Citi.