An exchange is the setting where investors meet to trade securities, including stocks, options and futures. Exchanges also provide the technology needed to settle trades and ensure liquidity. While exchanges used to always be physical places, they are increasingly becoming virtual.
Traditionally buy and sell orders were matched on an exchange by the specialist. Increasingly orders are being matched electronically.
International exchanges are located in most major cities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and South America. Africa? Australia?
Related Fool Articles
- [link link title]
- Futures exchange
- Options exchange
- Stock exchange
- New York Stock Exchange
- American Stock Exchange
- Annual performance of stock markets
- Chicago Board Options Exchange
- New York Merchantile Exchange
- Chicago Board of Trade
- Chicago Merchantile Exchange
- Kansas City Board of Trade
- Minneapolis Grain Exchange
- ICE Futures
Recent Mentions on Fool.com
- Is America?s Richest Family?s Wealth at Risk?
- 3 New Issues IPO Investors Need to Know About for This Week
- Will The Clorox Company Post Strong Fourth-Quarter Results or Will It Disappoint Again?
- Cummins Inc. Q2 Earnings Preview: Here Are the Things to Keep a Tab On
- This Week in Sirius XM Radio
- California?s Progressive, Divisive Cap-and-Trade Plan