- South America
The Bolsa de Valores de Caracas (BVC) or as it is more commonly referred to, Caracas Stock Exchange is located in Caracas, Venezuela. It was first founded in 1947 but three decades later it amalgamated with its competitor to become the only securities exchange operating in Venezuela. The merged exchanges had 43 shareholders, which later increased to 63 members in 1995.
- North America
The Pacific Exchange was taken over by NYSE in 2006. Once located in San Francisco, the Pacific Exchange is a regional stock exchange for California in the United States. The stock exchange was founded in 1882 as the San Francisco Stock and Bond exchange. In 1957, the Stock and Bond exchange merged with the Los Angeles Oil Exchange to form the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange. The exchange ...
- South America
The Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, also referred to as BMV or the Mexican Stock Exchange, is the chief stock exchange in Mexico. Located in Mexico City at Paseo de la Reforma, BMV is a private limited company. Shareholders of Mexico's stock exchange are all brokerage firms. BMV trades in debt instruments such as CETES (Federal Treasury Certificates); investment unit bonds, BONDES (federal ...
Stocks are, in their prime definition, shares in the ownership and assets of a company. Although there are many types of stock, such as Preferred Stock, most often the term refers to so-called Common Stock or Common Shares that can be freely traded, usually at a Stock Exchange. Owners of common stock are shareholders in the issuing company, and therefore have voting rights.