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Capital Market

Any market in which securities are traded. Capital markets include the stock and bond markets. Companies and governments use capital markets to raise funds for their operations; for example, a company may issue an IPO while a government may issue a bond in order to conduct new or expand ongoing activities. Investors purchase securities in the capital markets in order to extract a return and earn profit on the securities. Capital markets include primary markets, such as IPOs that are placed with investors through underwriters, and secondary markets, in which all subsequent trading takes place. Government agencies in different countries regulate local capital markets, though some, especially exchanges, play some role in regulating themselves.
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Capital markets.

Capital markets are the physical and electronic markets where equity and debt securities, commodities, and other investments are sold to investors.

When you place an order through a brokerage firm, trade online, or use a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP), you're participating in a capital market.

Corporations use capital markets to raise money through public offerings of stocks and bonds or private placements of securities to institutional investors, such as mutual fund companies.

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capital markets

The markets in which equity is raised and long-term loans (over one year) are originated and traded.These include the stock market,the bond market,and the primary market. The primary market is any market in which the original issuer receives money, such as an investment house that purchases all securities for an original issue and then resells them on the stock market. Short-term debt instruments, for one year or less, are sold in the money markets, not the capital markets.

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