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What is a stock exchange? Understanding the marketplace where shares are bought and sold

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Stock exchanges today are largely virtual as automated electronic trading becomes the norm.
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A stock exchange is a central marketplace where stocks and other securities are traded, bought, and sold.
Exchanges can be either physical or electronic, but electronic exchanges are now the norm.
The main purpose of an exchange is to connect buyers and sellers, and to bring stability, transparency, and efficiency to the trading process.
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