An entity that enables you to buy and sell stock, which represents ownership in publicly traded companies. There are many stock markets in the world where stocks are traded. The primary stock markets in the U.S. are:
NASDAQ stands for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation system. It trades approximately 2,900 companies without having a physical trading floor — everything is done by computer or telephone.
NYSE stands for New York Stock Exchange. It is located on Wall Street in New York City. The NYSE lists approximately 2,800 companies and is also know as the “Big Board”
Here is a list of major stock exchanges from Wikipedia.
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