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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By creating an entirely new stock exchange that focuses on the long-term financial health of a company, Ries believes that new companies won’t have to deal with the pressures of pleasing fickle shareholders every quarter. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "'The Lean Startup' Author Eric Ries Talks About His Long-Term Stock Exchange," 27 June 2018 Famous for running its namesake stock exchange, Nasdaq has for years sought to also capitalize on its expertise in surveillance and trading technology., "Mario Draghi Answers Questions at ECB News Conference," 26 Apr. 2018 It was suspended from trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange in May 2011. Julie Steinberg, WSJ, "Citigroup Fined More Than $7 Million by Hong Kong Regulator," 17 May 2018 Although the shares of HelloFresh, which debuted on Frankfurt’s stock exchange in November, have risen by 24%, analysts are concerned that both services may fall prey to competition not from rival startups, but from big grocers. The Economist, "Upstart meal-kit companies may need a new recipe for growth," 12 Apr. 2018 HelloFresh, which listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange in November, did not disclose terms of the acquisition. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "HelloFresh Acquires Organic Meal-Kit Startup Green Chef," 20 Mar. 2018 The Madrid stock exchange was up 1.8 percent after Sanchez won the vote and earned a standing ovation from his party's lawmakers. Aritz Parra And Barry Hatton,, "Spain's prime minister is out; Socialist PM is in," 1 June 2018 That, and the scores of riot police stationed outside the old stock exchange where the show was held, kept protestors away this go round. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Fendi Embraces Faux Over Fur in Paris Couture Show," 5 July 2018 Tradewind was the first company to form out of the venture arm of IEX Group Inc., a stock exchange known for trying to combat high-frequency traders. Stephanie Yang, WSJ, "Bitcoin Pushes Ancient Gold Market to Try Digital," 15 June 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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