Business / Taxes / Exchange: Traditionally, an exchange has been a physical location for trading securities. Trading is handled, at least in part, by an open outcry or dual auction system. Two examples in the United States are the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which has the largest trading floor in the world, and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). However, the definition is evolving. Traditional exchanges handle an increasing number of trades electronically, off the floor. NASDAQ and other totally electronic securities markets, without trading floors, have exchange status. As a result, the terms exhange and market are being used interchangeably to mean any environment in which listed products are traded. The term exchange also refers to the act of moving assets from one fund to another in the same fund family or from one variable annuity subaccount to another offered through the same contract.

Other Words for Exchange

Exchange Adjective Synonyms: trade, barter, switch, change, interchange, reciprocate, return, swap or swop
Exchange Verb Synonyms: market, stock market, Stock Exchange, securities exchange, the Market, the Board, the Big Board, the Exchange, the Bourse, Wall Street, the Street

American Stock Exchange (AMEX)

Business / Finance / American Stock Exchange (AMEX): Stock exchange with the third highest volume of trading in the U.S. Located at 86 Trinity Place in downtown Manhattan. The bulk of trading on AMEX consists of index options (computer technology index, MORE

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Business / Finance / New York Stock Exchange (NYSE): Also known as the Big Board or the Exchange. MORE

Brussels Stock Exchange (BSE)

Business / Finance / Brussels Stock Exchange (BSE): Stock exchange that handles the majority of securities transactions in Belgium. MORE