The Top of the Stock Market Globe
It broke away from the mutual framework as early as 1987, when it became a publicly traded stock market. It began to accept members from other locations in 1994. It has always laid great emphasis on derivatives, and has assiduously worked for the creation of a common trading platform for all the individual Exchanges which have merged to form the OMX of today.
Nearly 700 companies are listed on OMX. The economies covered by this stock market include a number of technology leaders. There is also an interesting mix of new enterprises which deal in frontier areas of science. Many of these companies are at early stages of the business cycle and represent value appreciation opportunities which are rare in matured stock market environments. Investors who operate throughout the world need to be active OMX watchers in order to cash in on top opportunities. The amalgamation of markets to form the OMX gives its members the kind of influence which can act as a bulwark against U.S. forays in to European exchanges.
The combined resources which OMX now commands, makes it a powerful stock market entity. It is a considerable advantage for companies from individual countries in Northern Europe to have access to large masses of capital sources and information. Uniform trading systems attract investors from other regions of the world, because it is a relief to avoid the complications of country-specific trading procedures. The OMX is professionally managed, with a clear focus on satisfaction for all categories of stakeholders. We can expect rapid developments and a slew of new opportunities from this stock market as well in the coming year.