Major World Stock Exchanges
The major world stock exchanges are those stock exchanges considered to be influential in the world's economy. A stock exchange is a trading entity where stocks and other commodities and securities are traded. This includes stocks that encompass futures, options and derivatives. ATSs, which stands for alternative trading systems, and ECNs, which stands for electronic communications networks are also traded on stock exchanges. Shares of companies' stocks, bonds, and other monetary units are also bought and sold at stock exchanges.
- Major United States Stock Exchanges. The major stock exchanges in the United States are the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ).
- Major Canadian Stock Exchange. The Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada includes TSX Venture Exchange, a merger of the Vancouver, Alberta, and Winnipeg stock exchanges.
- Major European Stock Exchanges. The following are the major stock exchanges in Europe: Euronext.liffe, which includes London's derivatives market as well as the French options (MONEP) and derivatives (MATIF) markets; the London Stock Exchange; BME Spanish Exchanges; Deutsche Borse; NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange; SIX Swiss Exchange; and Borsa Italiana.
- Major Asian and Australasia Stock Exchanges. Tokyo Stock Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Korea Exchange, Taiwan Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, and Australian Securities Exchange make up the major Asian stock exchanges.
- Major Stock Exchanges in Africa. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is South Africa's major stock exchange.
- Major Latin American Stock Exchange. The major stock exchange in Latin America is Brazil's BM&F Bovespa.