December 4, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Stock Market :

A stock market, equity market or share market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers of stocks, which represent ownership claims on businesses; these may include securities listed on a public stock

What is stock market and how it works :

Stock markets are where individual and institutional investors come together to buy and sell shares in a public venue. Nowadays these exchanges exist as electronic marketplaces. Share prices are set by supply and demand in the market as buyers and sellers place orders.

What is meant by stock market :

The stock market refers to the collection of markets and exchanges where regular activities of buying, selling, and issuance of shares of publicly-held companies take place. … There can be multiple stock trading venues in a country or a region which allow transactions in stocks and other forms of securities.

What is a stock market example :

For example, if an investor buys shares of a company’s stock at $10 a share and the price of the stock subsequently rises to $15 a share, the investor can then realize a 50% profit on their investment by selling their shares.

Stock Exchange :

stock exchange is an exchange (orbourse) where stockbrokers and traders can buy and sell shares (equity stock), bonds, and other securities. Many large companies have their stocks listed on a stock exchange. This makes the stock more liquid and thus more attractive to many investors. The exchange may also act as a guarantor of settlement. These and other stocks may also be traded “over the counter” (OTC), that is, through a dealer. Some large companies will have their stock listed on more than one exchange in different countries, so as to attract international investors.

Stock Market Index :

The movements of the prices in global, regional or local markets are captured in price indices called stock market indices, of which there are many, e.g. the S&P, the FTSE and the Euronext indices. Such indices are usually market capitalization weighted, with the weights reflecting the contribution of the stock to the index. The constituents of the index are reviewed frequently to include/exclude stocks in order to reflect the changing business environment.

Best Value Stocks
 Price ($)Market Cap ($B)12-Month Trailing P/E Ratio
Brookfield Property REIT Inc. (BPYU)
NRG Energy Inc. (NRG)30.817.52.0
Ardagh Group SA (ARD)17.974.22.9
NortonLifeLock Inc. (NLOK)18.2910.83.6
GrafTech International Ltd. (EAF)7.772.14.4
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External links :

Look up stock market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
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Robert Shiller‘s plot of the S&P Composite Real Price Index, Earnings, Dividends, and Interest Rates, from Irrational Exuberance, 2d ed