Tag: financial

  • North America

    MX - Montreal Exchange

    Located in Canada's second largest city, with a history going back to 1832, the Montreal Exchange is the country’s oldest exchange. Moving ahead with the times, the Montreal Exchange (MX) is Canada's only financial derivatives exchange, providing expertise in information technology solutions, clearing services and, of course, financial derivatives markets. The MX is owned by the TMX Group.

  • Europe

    Swiss Exchange

    The Swiss Exchange, or SIX, is one of the most technologically advanced stock exchanges in the world. And it is for this reason the SIX is the focal point and the main infrastructure in the financial sector in Switzerland. The Swiss Exchange manages and controls the vital links in the market, and provides one of the leading securities exchanges. The focus point in ...

  • Exchanges

    Futures Stock Exchange

    Today’s futures trading houses, also known as Exchanges, are in many respects the modern versions of marketplaces where farmers would try and secure buyers for their crops before harvesting. Finding buyers for commodities to be delivered at some future date has become a critical part of our economic system, and specialized futures exchanges have been established to provide a safe, secure ...

  • Companies

    Goldman Sachs

    No stock market quarter questions their judgments and valuations. Goldman Sachs is the inventor and a pioneer when it comes to basic stock market conventions that have become universal standards over the last 100 years. Ventures of today which make plans to raise public funds for their business plans essentially use ideas which Goldman Sachs introduced in the early 1900s. The company has ...

  • Companies


    Every stock market investor has been in a spot at least once, needing to ensure that a delivery reaches on time, or waiting anxiously for vital documents and articles to arrive. The sight of the FedEx logo is so reassuring for consignor and consignee alike that we take its reliability for granted. It is a truism of the business world that ‘a kingdom can be lost for want of a ...

  • Companies


    Microsoft certainly doesn't need any introduction to computer users around the world. Listed as a public company on both NASDAQ (MSFT) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (0388), Microsoft was founded in 1975, with its initial public offering (IPO) of stock being made in 1986. The subsequent meteoric rise in Microsoft's stock price is reputed to have resulted in four of its employees reaching ...

  • Organizations

    The financial markets and investment business are carefully regulated and supervised by agencies on a variety of federal and state levels. On the federal level, the U.S.Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is charged with the mission of not only protecting individual and institutional investors but performing other tasks such as maintaining fair, efficient, and orderly markets. A lesser ...

  • Personal Finance

    “Money makes the world go round”. Have you heard this phrase before? Whether you like it or not, and whether you have it or not, money and finances play a significant role in the lives of everyone. Money is necessary for everyday living, but is also a commodity that shouldn't be wasted. That is why personal finance is of such great importance. Personal finance involves the application of ...

  • Organizations


    The Options Clearing Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation OCC, was established in 1973 to provide a secure and stable foundation for the blossoming trade in stock and other options as well as other financial derivatives such as commodity options, commodity futures and security futures. As indicated by its name, the OCC acts as a clearinghouse and a guarantor for these types of ...

  • Investing

    There is no magic formula or “secrets” of investing. Rather, investing is a disciplined process and one that requires careful analysis of the fundamentals. Many novice investors have learned the hard way though sustained losses that investing is more than simply throwing darts at a stock chart or reading recent gossip columns written by the “stock market guru” flavor of the month.

  • Glossary

    StockMarkets.com brings you explanations and definitions of Stock Market terms and phrases for your benefit. Please use the right navigation to browse alphabetically through various explanations of Stock Market terms and phrases used in the financial world, with which you might not yet be accustomed with.

  • Investing


    Exchange traded funds, or ETFs for short, are investment funds that trade as shares on major stock exchanges. There are many different kinds of ETFs; some specializing in commodity sectors like oil or gold and others acting as tradable replicas of stock market indices like the NASDAQ or S&P 500. For many investors, large and small, it’s much easier to buy shares in an ETF modeled after the ...