- a place where stocks and bonds are regularly bought and sold
- an association whose members meet together for the business of buying and selling stocks and bonds according to regulations
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- A place or system in which stocks, bonds, or other securities are bought and sold.
- An association of stockbrokers who meet to buy and sell stocks and bonds according to fixed regulations.
stock exchange - Investment & Finance Definition
A business that is organized to trade stocks, bonds, or options, along with other financial instruments. Stock exchanges have membership requirements that listed companies must meet in order to have their stock traded on the exchange. Brokers who trade stocks that are listed on the exchange also must meet certain requirements and comply with exchange rules. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, and the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) are examples of stock exchanges.