Stock Exchange

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Meaning of Stock Exchange

An association of stockbrokers and dealers who have for convenience provided themselves with a common place for the transaction of their business of buying and selling stocks that are publicly traded. A stock exchange is governed by the rules set by itself as any other voluntary association. A Stock Exchange itself does not buy or sell but only furnishes a place where its members meet and between certain hours of the day deal with each other under its rules, regulations and by-laws . Lowenberg v Greenebaum, 99 Cat. 162, 33 P. 794.

Stock Exchange Alternative Definition

A building or room in which stock brokers meet to transact their business of purchasing or selling stocks. An association of stock brokers for the purpose of transacting their business. In large cities, the stock business is transacted through the medium of the members of the board of brokers. This is an association of stock brokers governed by rules and regulations made by themselves, to which all the members are obliged to subject themselves. Admission is procured by ballot, and a member defaulting in his obligations forfeits his seat. A regular register of all the transactions is kept by an officer of the association, and questions arising between the members are generally decided by an arbitration committee. The official record of sales is the best evidence of the price of any stock on any particular day. The stocks dealt in at the sessions of the board are those which are placed on the list by a regular vote of the association; and when it is proposed to add a stock to the list, a committee is appointed to examine into the matter, and the board is generally guided by the report of such committee. Sewell, Bankr.

Legal Definition of Stock Exchange

An organized marketplace for securities featured by the centralization of supply and demand for the transaction of orders by member brokers for institutional and individual investors. (See: New York Stock Exchange)

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English Spanish Translation of Stock Exchange

To trade in the Stock Exchange: Cotizar en bolsa

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Stock Exchange in Law Enforcement

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Legal English Vocabulary: Stock Exchange in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term stock exchange into Spanish: bolsa (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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Stock Exchange Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Stock Exchange in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: Organized marketplace in which stocks, COMMON STOCK equivalents, and bonds are traded by members of the exchange, acting both as agents and principals.


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Finance > Free movement of capital > Financial market

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