Shares are traded on stock exchanges. A country may have many exchanges, but together they constitute a stock market which reflects the level of supply and demand of various companies' equity. The stockmarket is now usually an electronic system which does the buying and selling of shares and calculation of prices.
A generic term representing the organized trading of securities on the various exchanges and the Over-The-Counter (OTC) market. The various types of securities that are traded include: stocks, preferred stocks, options, convertibles, rights, warrants, and bonds.
General term referring to the organised trading of securities through various exchanges and over the counter. The market place where common shares, preferred shares, bonds, convertibles and other securities change hands.
See on: Wikipedia Investopedia The market in which shares are issued and traded either through exchanges or over-the-counter markets. Also known as "equity market", it is one of the most vital areas of a market economy as it provides companies with access to capital and investors with a slice of ownership in the company and the potential of gains based on the company's future performance.
an organized way for 1) people to buy and sell stocks and 2) corporations to raise money. There are three widely known stock exchanges: The New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, and the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System (you hear it called NASDAQ on the news).