stock exchange


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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Photo: Xinhua/Zuma Press The slowdown is a small setback for the Hong Kong market, which was valued at 29.9 trillion Hong Kong dollars ($3.8 trillion) at the end of 2018, according to stock exchange figures. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "Stock Disconnect: Mainland Chinese Investors Buy Fewer Shares in Hong Kong," 9 Jan. 2019 PT Indosat, listed on the Indonesian stock exchange, recently invited banks to pitch for an advisory role in the sale, the people said. P.r. Venkat And, WSJ, "Indonesia’s Indosat Exploring Sale of Telecom Towers," 20 Feb. 2019 Launched in 2014, the company allowed users to trade stocks on companies listed on the US stock exchanges for free. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Following criticism, Robinhood backtracks on checking and savings feature," 15 Dec. 2018 No date for her reinstallation at the stock exchange was given. Karen Matthews, The Seattle Times, "‘Fearless Girl’ statue is no longer staring down ‘Bull’," 28 Nov. 2018 The program approved Wednesday would require all stock exchanges to test trading on a group of stocks with trading fees set lower than current rates. Dave Michaels, WSJ, "Stock Exchanges to Test Trading Minus Rebates Seen as Posing Conflict," 19 Dec. 2018 Lyft plans to go public as early as the first quarter of 2019, while Uber likely won’t hit the stock exchange until late 2019. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Uber and Lyft are racing each other to go public. Here’s why.," 12 Dec. 2018 On the great stock exchange of Oscar hopes and cinematic reputations, the Toronto International Film Festival is one of those crucibles that decides what is going up and what down. John Powers, Vogue, "Plenty of Movies at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Got Awards Buzz—But Which Ones Will Go All the Way?," 12 Sep. 2018 Take ten million trees, 3.9 million people, 180 languages and dialects, the 7th largest stock exchange, the longest street in the world, and a renowned film festival. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Cool Girl’s Guide to Toronto," 27 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of stock exchange

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of stock exchange

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

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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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