stock exchange

noun

Definition of stock exchange

1 : a place where security trading is conducted on an organized system
2 : an association of people organized to provide an auction market among themselves for the purchase and sale of securities

Examples of stock exchange in a Sentence

domestic and international stock exchanges Shares of the company were trading at $20 on the New York Stock Exchange. He works as a stockbroker on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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Recent Examples on the Web Being listed only in South Africa had limited Naspers’ pool of accessible capital and its dominance on the local stock exchange also constrained local investment managers. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Africa’s most valuable company has just created the biggest internet company in Europe," 11 Sep. 2019 Founded and headed by Charles Choi Spackman, Spackman Entertainment Group is headquartered in Seoul but trades on the Singapore stock exchange. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "Spackman Entertainment Acquires South Korea's Simplex Films," 15 July 2019 The company chose to list its existing shares directly on the stock exchange rather than raising money by issuing new shares to be sold to public investors. Seth Fiegerman, CNN, "Slack is now worth more than $20 billion," 20 June 2019 Shares of Innogy fell 1 percent in 2017, their first full year on the German stock exchange. Eyk Henning, Bloomberg.com, "EON to Acquire RWE's Innogy, Upending German Energy Industry," 11 Mar. 2018 The Saudis are reportedly leaning toward an initial two-part offering on the country’s domestic stock exchange, Reuters reported this week, a move designed to help investors more easily absorb the massive IPO. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "WeWork and Saudi Aramco Pose Big Tests for JPMorgan’s Resurgent Underwriting Business," 12 Sep. 2019 Naspers, Africa’s most valuable company, has listed its international internet assets on Amsterdam’s stock exchange and, in the process, created the biggest consumer internet company in Europe. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Africa’s most valuable company has just created the biggest internet company in Europe," 11 Sep. 2019 After news broke of the investigation, Tencent Music stock slipped by 6.8% in trading on the New York stock exchange, its steepest drop since March, before rallying. Rob Schwartz, Billboard, "Chinese Music Industry Reacts to Tencent Music Investigation," 29 Aug. 2019 Trading on the new tech board of the Shanghai stock exchange, known as the Star Market, began on Monday, less than a year after the initiative was unveiled by President Xi Jinping. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Oil rising; China's new tech market; Flat beer," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of stock exchange

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Nov 2019

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The first known use of stock exchange was in 1773

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stock exchange

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stock exchange

: a system or place where shares of various companies are bought and sold

stock exchange

noun

Legal Definition of stock exchange

1 : a place where security trading is conducted on an organized system
2 : an association or group of people organized to provide an auction market among themselves for the purchase and sale of securities

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