How stocks are traded

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How stocks are traded


Brokers & Analysts

Brokers link buyers and sellers of stock.

They usually work for an investment firm

Earn profit by collecting commission


Investment Banks

Buys and sells blocks of stock

Buy the stock when offered by the company then offer that stock to the general public

Collect commission


New York Stock Exchange


Began informal operations in 1792

Computers allow for thousands of stock exchanges per second.



1. Corporate Finances

“Blue Chip” stocks are in high demand when a corporation produces high quality products and long term prospects

2. Investor Expectations

Investors increase the demand for a stock

Watch fluctuations in the market

3. External Forces

Johnson & Johnson fell when someone put poison in a few bottles of Tylenol in the Chicago area



Dow Jones Industrial Average

Changes in the stock prices of a select group of 30 major industrial companies


Bull Market

When the DOW steadily rises, a bull market is said to exist.Investors expect an increase in profits and thus buy stocks


Bear Market

When the DOW average falls for a period of time, a bear market is said to exist.Investors sell their stock in the expectation of reduced profits.





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