Stock market

public entity for the trading of company stocks and shares

A stock market is an institution where humans and computers buy and sell shares of companies.

A 'ticker': dealers' tool for watching market changes


Shares are small pieces of a company. Shares can be bought by humans, companies, and mutual funds. When buying shares in a company, the buyer owns a small part of that company. The price of a share can be based on many different things. The main thing that affects the price is the balance between supply and demand. If many buyers want to buy a stock the price goes up. If there are more sellers than buyers, the price goes down.

Stock brokersEdit

Some buyers trade shares in stocks through a stockbroker. A stockbroker[1] is a person who buys or sell stocks for their customers. A stockbroker can also help customers make choices in stocks. Their advice is based on public information about the companies.

Stock markets in the worldEdit

Cultural changes in the stock marketEdit

Trading stocks online has become more popular. Stocks can be traded online. There is a fee or commission each time a position is opened.


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