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What is a Stock Exchange?

A Stock Exchange is an organization that facilitates the environment for purchasing and selling shares by the general public. A Stock Exchange could be located in a single place or may be spread over different areas but connected via computer networks. It is a place where stock brokers and traders interact.

In the US there are three main Stock Exchanges. These are the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ and American Stock Exchange.

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