Market Terms

We don't know everything about the markets.  We're just devoted to learners.  Taken from those smarter than ourselves, here's how we define Exchange.

A marketplace where securities, commodities, and other financial instruments are traded.  It creates a central platform for traders (from businesses to governments) to sell securities to public investors.  One of the most well-known examples is the New York Stock Exchange.  In recent times, the exchange model has moved from being a physical place (eg, the trading floor) to being primarily virtual.  Today, the vast majority of trades take place online, leading to the rise of virtual exchanges.