The Importance of the Stock Market

by David Jenyns on July 13, 2009

The stock market is a necessary aspect of commerce world-wide. If there were no stock market – no market place where people could sell their securities for cash – capital would soon become sluggish and the financing of new ventures, no matter how promising, would be heavily curtailed.

The investment banker buys an entire issue of securities from the new company and it is his job to sell the securities to the investing public, both institutional and individual investors.

How important are the 1,500 companies with stock listed on the NYSE? Corporations listed on the Market provide jobs for more than 11 million workers. The list of Stock Market securities has grown with the country. In that year the Stock Market laid down its first requirement for listing – that it be notified of all stock issued and valid for trading.

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