Exploring the World’s Stock Exchanges

You’ve heard the word “stock exchange” thrown around quite a bit when talking about investing, but do you know what that actually is? Simply put, a stock exchange is an organized marketplace where brokers and sellers meet to trade stocks. A stock exchange is an entity that brings together buyers and sellers of securities (e.g., stocks, equity options, or fixed-income assets) in a centralized location. There are many types of exchanges in the world, but these three are the most popular and largest in terms of market capitalization. In our articles we take in depths look at these stock exchanges and their key features.