Definition of stock exchange in US English:

stock exchange


  • 1A market in which securities are bought and sold.

    ‘the company was floated on the stock exchange’
    • ‘Closed-end funds differ from mutual funds in that they have a fixed number of outstanding shares, which trade on the stock exchanges.’
    • ‘By the end of the week, its shares may be delisted from the Nasdaq stock exchange.’
    • ‘The bank has notified the stock exchanges and the Securities and Exchange Board of India about the same.’
    • ‘It operates in 40 securities markets throughout the world, including stock exchanges in Frankfurt, London, Paris and Tokyo.’
    • ‘When U.S. stock exchanges opened the next day, the markets crashed.’
    • ‘The NYSE stands alone among stock exchanges as a candidate for such status.’
    • ‘Aaim is not listed on the stock exchange and profits are divided amongst investors.’
    • ‘You can also buy shares in a handful of Russian companies listed on foreign stock exchanges, which avoids the need to find a Russian broker.’
    • ‘Exchange-traded funds are index funds that trade on stock exchanges.’
    • ‘Investors lost significant amounts on stock exchanges and decided to move most of their savings into money market investments.’
    • ‘Long-term capital gains tax on shares would be exempt if bought and sold on a recognised stock exchange.’
    • ‘The best option for Aer Lingus would be to sell shares on the stock exchange.’
    • ‘He refused to confirm that an investigation by the stock exchange ever took place or is still ongoing.’
    • ‘Big changes in corporate governance are already in the works as the stock exchanges demand new, independent boards of directors.’
    • ‘The respective stock exchange will ensure that all trades are settled on the settlement day.’
    • ‘The stock exchange has a duty to investigate any unusual share trades ahead of market announcements.’
    • ‘The bonds were sold at the Luxembourg stock exchange hours after their issuing.’
    • ‘Closed-ended funds are traded on stock exchanges like stocks.’
    • ‘Unlike property, they are securities and hence are easy to buy and sell on stock exchanges.’
    • ‘The wheat from the state reserve will be sold only through stock exchanges to mills registered under the Value Added Tax Act.’
    money market, bourse
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    1. 1.1the Stock Exchange The level of prices in the stock market.
      ‘a plunge in the Stock Exchange during the election campaign’
      • ‘Haven't they always prided themselves on doing better than the Stock Exchange through all kinds of markets, bear or bull?’
      • ‘The remainder of Bulgartabac was to be offered on the Stock Exchange.’
      • ‘ABC Learning Centres led the way as the first to list on the Stock Exchange just three years ago in 2001.’
      • ‘If Miller sold up, it would be listed on the Stock Exchange as a small company in an unloved sector - not the best set of circumstances.’
      • ‘It is a symptom of the age in which we live that even bastions of propriety like the Stock Exchange try to put the best gloss on their profits.’
      • ‘Since no one was prepared to compromise, the Stock Exchange made the mistake of trying to satisfy everyone.’
      • ‘That is right, and given the context where it is listed on the stock exchange, its securities are traded.’
      • ‘The company floated almost two years ago at e1.99, but is now listed in the bottom half of the Stock Exchange.’
      • ‘It floated on the Australian Stock Exchange today, trading as high as $3.61 a share.’
      • ‘When they were delisted by the Stock Exchange three months ago, the price was down to 31p.’
      • ‘The Office has also agreed to provide support for the mobilization of capital for listing on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.’
      • ‘So the club floated on the Stock Exchange and took all the financial rewards on offer.’
      • ‘It floated on the Stock Exchange in December 2000 giving members an average £620 windfall each.’
      • ‘Already the prospect of the acquisition has raised an extra £15 million worth of investment on the Stock Exchange.’
      • ‘Similarly, another suite concerns itself with the Stock Exchange and a few financial ups and downs.’
      • ‘The shares in both companies were quoted on the Stock Exchange in London and Johannesburg.’
      • ‘Bula Resources shares were subsequently delisted by the Stock Exchange, leaving shareholders in limbo.’
      • ‘One of our great early victories in that competition was against the Stock Exchange.’
      • ‘The re-listing of Anglo American and Billiton here has revitalised the mining sector on the Stock Exchange.’
      • ‘In December 2000 it floated on the Stock Exchange after its shareholders voted in favour of demutualization.’


stock exchange

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