A Closer Look at the Stock Exchange

If you want to start up a new business and are looking for some potential investors, then you may not know where to begin looking.  You can either place an ad in your local paper or look online, or you can talk to your family and friends about it.  The problem that you may run into is that some of your investors may decide that they want to sell the shares in your business.  They would then have to find someone to take over their shares, which can sometimes be difficult if business is not going very well.

The stock market can help to solve this issue.  Stocks in companies that are publically traded can be bought and sold at the stock market, or the stock exchange.  One example is the New York Stock Exchange.  While you may shop at a supermarket for your groceries, you will shop at a stock exchange for new stocks.

This day and age, the stock exchange helps to make buying and selling stock a lot easier than it used to be.  You don’t have to go to the stock exchange location to do business.  You can choose to buy and sell stock online, or you can hire a stock broker to do the business for you.

There are three major stock exchanges in America.  These include the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or National Association of Securities Dealers.

If the stock exchange was not available, buying and selling stocks would prove to be very difficult.  You would have to worry about finding buyers and making deals, which can take a lot of time.  With the stock exchange, you can buy and sell your shares instantly.

Stock exchanges are essentially a place for buying and selling stock, and because it is done in a single place electronically, it can be tracked up to the minute.  Investors can keep an eye on the stocks prices and use local and national media to help them make wise investment decisions.

All companies that are publically traded will issue quarterly earnings statements through the SEC, or the Securities and Exchange Commission.  If the earnings are not really great, then shareholders may not want to keep their shares of the stock.