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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Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday, Lai resigned as chairman and executive director of Next Digital, which runs the Apple Daily newspaper, according to a filing made to the Hong Kong stock exchange. Arkansas Online, "Hong Kong activist returned to custody," 2 Jan. 2021 Hong Kong’s stock exchange requires a company to apply for a trading halt if certain inside information has been made public before an official disclosure. Julia Fioretti,, "Xiaomi Shares Sink 12% After $3.1 Billion Sale Disclosure Delay," 1 Dec. 2020 This is the deadliest attack on civilians this year since the Pakistan stock exchange shooting in Karachi in June. Sophia Saifi, CNN, "At least 7 dead, more than 120 injured after blast at religious school in Pakistani city of Peshawar," 27 Oct. 2020 Ant is set to raise $34 billion by selling its shares to the public in Hong Kong and Shanghai, according to stock exchange documents released on Monday. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, "Ant Challenged Beijing and Prospered. Now It Toes the Line.," 26 Oct. 2020 In September, Mdundo listed on the Danish stock exchange, raising around $6.4 million despite never having turned a profit. Nell Lewis, CNN, "This startup wants to be the Spotify of Africa," 18 Dec. 2020 The surprise suspension, and an increasingly tense political atmosphere in Hong Kong, haven’t discouraged its eager investors or the city’s stock exchange. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "China wants to make its own chips. 2 failures in 1 week show how hard that will be," 19 Nov. 2020 Now, amid the windfall of new Chinese listings, Hong Kong’s stock exchange is set to raise more funds in 2020 than any year in the past decade. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, "JD Health shares jump 60% after becoming Hong Kong’s largest IPO of 2020," 8 Dec. 2020 Nasdaq is pushing for the more than 3,000 companies listed on its U.S. stock exchange to make their boardrooms less overwhelmingly male and white by hiring directors that better reflect the country's diverse population. Star Tribune, "Proposed Nasdaq rule would push companies to diversify boards," 1 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of stock exchange

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Jan 2021

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“Stock exchange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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