Introduction to Stock Exchange for Kids and Teens
This video explains the concept of a stock exchange in a simple, concise way for kids and beginners. It could be used by kids & teens to learn about stock exchanges, or used as a money & personal finance resource by parents and teachers as part of a Financial Literacy course or K-12 curriculum.
Suitable for students from grade levels:
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
The topics covered are:
- What is a stock exchange
- Who actually buys and sells stocks on an exchange
- Can you buy and sell any stock on any stock exchange
- What are the major stock exchanges around the world
- Can stocks only be traded on a stock exchange
Howdy Wall St. Willy!
I read about a stock exchange in the newspaper. But…
What is a stock exchange anyway?
Well, a stock exchange is a place where stocks and other kinds of securities are traded, which means they are bought and sold.
Can a bond be bought and sold in a stock exchange?
Yes, surprisingly bonds can be bought and sold at a stock exchange.
Who actually buys and sells stocks at a stock exchange?
Well, can I buy and sell stocks at a stock exchange?
No. Only members of the stock exchange like stock brokers and traders can buy and sell stocks at a stock exchange.
Can I buy and sell any stock on any stock exchange?
No. Only the securities that are listed on the stock exchange can be traded in that stock exchange.
The securities can be listed after a company’s IPO or Initial Public Offering.
What are the major stock exchanges around the world?
The major stock exchanges in the US are the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and the NASDAQ.
But other stock exchanges around the world are the Tokyo stock exchange, the London Stock Exchange, the Euronext stock exchange and the Singapore stock exchange.
Well, can stocks only be traded on a stock exchange?
Or can they be traded by other means?
There are now other avenues to buy and sell stocks and bonds like Electronic Communication Networks.
But that’s a topic for another time…
Thank you very much for telling me about a stock exchange, Wall St. Willy.
You are welcome, Sooper Cooper. Remember, Finance is Your Friend!
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Podcast: What is a Stock Exchange
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Everything you need to know about stock exchanges: What is a Stock Exchange, can bonds also be bought and sold at a Stock Exchange, can you buy and sell stocks in a stock exchange yourself, can you buy and sell any stock in any stock exchange, what are the major stock exchanges around the world, can stocks only be traded on a Stock Exchange, and more.
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