There is usually no obligation for stock to be issued via the stock exchange itself, nor must stock be subsequently traded on the exchange.Such trading may be off exchange or over-the-counter.In recent years, various other trading venues, such as electronic communication networks, alternative trading systems and "dark pools" have taken much of the trading activity away from traditional stock exchanges.The initial public offering of stocks and bonds to investors is by definition done in the primary market and subsequent trading is done in the secondary market.
Courtyard of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (or Beurs van Hendrick de Keyser in Dutch), the world's first formal stock exchange.
Stock exchanges often function as "continuous auction" markets with buyers and sellers consummating transactions at a central location such as the floor of the exchange.
To be able to trade a security on a certain stock exchange, it must be listed there.
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