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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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The third and final source of data upon which we draw in our historical study of trading pits is what may be broadly referred to as (semi-scholarly) 'how to' books, i.
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10 There will be greater oversight by government of the commodity trading pits (if they still exist) and electronic trading of oil and all energy related products whether fossil, or agri based, and on, to assure that all trading is free of manipulation and that pricing represents a free and unfettered markets within mandated ceilings of consumption.
A shock wave from a steep stock market slide in Shanghai on Tuesday rippled through equity markets across the world, dampening the bullish mood in the trading pits.
By then, the action had expanded from the trading pits of organized markets such as the Chicago Board of Trade to informal "bucket shops," mostly in rural America, where ordinary folk could wager on movements in the big-city commodity markets.
It will cover roughly 13,100 square feet and contain 13 trading pits, similar to NYBOT's original WTC trading floor.
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