Concerning with stock exchange two types are most popular in comparison with other types of stock exchange. New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and London Stock Exchange are the various types of stock exchange prevailing in this world.

New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange was founded in 1972 lasting to two thousands years ago and it is the most prestigious exchange in the world. Stock exchange is done on trading floor. The other name for the New York Stock Exchange is known as listed exchange. Brokerage firms issues the order and the brokers on the floor get the order from the firm brokerage, distribute orders to the traders on the floor.

Specialist persons are there to match buyers and sellers and finally fix the price by auction method. Sellers will commence the bidding at lowest rate and as the bid reaches the highest rate prices will be fixed. The buyers buy it. When trade is over brokerage firms get the details then reckon the investors who place the order. The above said was the method followed before computer age i.e in stone age . Now trade is done through computers.


It is the second type of exchange and also termed as OTC market. The expansion for OTC is "over the counter". It is basically a virtual type and most popular type of exchange. It is done through computer. It is the market maker for all stocks. Next to NYSE and NASDAQ we can rank American Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange