How The Stock Exchange Works (For Dummies)

  • Published: 28 November 2013
  • Why are there stocks at all?

    Everyday in the news we hear about the stock exchange, stocks and money moving around the globe. Still, a lot of people don't have an idea why we have stock markets at all, because the topic is usually very dry. We made a short video about the basics of the stock exchanges. With robots. Robots are kewl!

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    Ace The Mace Siyam  6 hours back

    Security ? You mean federal reserve notes or

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      • Austin Martín Hernández

        This explained nothing. What does it mean to have a "share" in the company?

        • Wojtek The Bear
          Wojtek The Bear  5 days back

          A share just means you have part ownership of a company (a share of it).

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                Jerome Barcenas  1 weeks back

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                  Tudor_XD  2 weeks back

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                          Chris Keyz  3 weeks back

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                            • Arun Rojas
                              Arun Rojas  3 weeks back

                              I don't understand the concept plz answer me :)

                              • Arun Rojas
                                Arun Rojas  3 weeks back

                                Why company need share holder . I don't understand, let me consider that ,if you start Small business for your own money than you attained a break even point than you earn more money and than you go to further updates to your company, these process continue no need for share holder !!!!

                                • Wojtek The Bear
                                  Wojtek The Bear  2 weeks back

                                  What happens if the investments you want cost more money than you have though? For instance, what if you're a retailer like Target or BestBuy and you notice that all your rival retailers are jumping on automation to lower the cost of transporting and holding goods in warehouses. Soon they'd be able to outcompete you unless you too start making such investments. But your company doesn't have the money for such a thing on hand, so where do you get the investment funds? You could take out a loan, but a loan means the money has to be paid back with interest. Well you can also sell a small chunk of your company to investors to make up the funds needed.

                              • PrincipeP
                                PrincipeP  3 weeks back

                                Gigi ascolta

                                • raviteja cheruvu
                                  raviteja cheruvu  3 weeks back

                                  Single vid ,is it enough?no?complete it?if u leave it means ytube is waste of info,ur material acquiring is also a fake..??one vid may not be convincing by,for the viewers?

                                  • Hussein Feyli
                                    Hussein Feyli  4 weeks back

                                    When you already know this information but still watch for fun

                                    • sound wave6
                                      sound wave6  4 weeks back

                                      Dummy to this🙋‍♀️

                                      • BUSHy
                                        BUSHy  4 weeks back

                                        Basically. A tax for companies except you dont always loose money... right?

                                        • Wojtek The Bear
                                          Wojtek The Bear  4 weeks back

                                          Uh, no, not at all. When people talk about trading stock on the stock market, they are basically saying they are trading their ownership in a company. For example, if I owned a share of stock in Apple, I'd own a very small percent of the company.

                                      • Dan Jefferies
                                        Dan Jefferies  4 weeks back

                                        IT'S DAX

                                        • Haikal
                                          Haikal  4 weeks back

                                          "For DuMiMes"
                                          Me: you underestimate my power
                                          *3:34 minutes later
                                          Me: ...

                                          • Boldizsár Bajnóczi
                                            Boldizsár Bajnóczi  1 months back

                                            This is a nonsense invented by bored capitalists who didn't know what to do with the virtual goods they used to demand better life for themselves. The only true way would be abolishing companies and creating Communist Anarchy.

                                            • Wojtek The Bear
                                              Wojtek The Bear  4 weeks back

                                              @Boldizsár Bajnóczi And of course you have to prove to be an anti-Semite too. I'd love to get paid to shill for these businessmen though. If you could only send me their phone number or address......

                                            • Boldizsár Bajnóczi
                                              Boldizsár Bajnóczi  1 months back

                                              @Wojtek The Bear You are just one of the capitalist henchmen paid by Jewish businessmen

                                            • Wojtek The Bear
                                              Wojtek The Bear  1 months back

                                              What you just spewed was pure nonsense. The stock market gets its history from joint stock companies, where companies would diversify their investments in risky voyages to the Americas and other regions by investing a stake in several voyage instead of investing all their money in a single voyage. That way they could still be profitable if one of these voyages sank. The same idea still holds for the stock market today.

                                          • EyedIce
                                            EyedIce  1 months back

                                            Question: Why was there no grass but ice?

                                            • Eli Michaud
                                              Eli Michaud  1 months back

                                              this sucks

                                              • Smarteverything
                                                Smarteverything  1 months back

                                                Could I buy shares in kurtgeazacht

                                                • Pietro Maironi Da Ponte
                                                  Pietro Maironi Da Ponte  1 months back

                                                  Not sure if stock exchange or devil worship 😂

                                                  • Yürüyen Ansiklopedi
                                                    Yürüyen Ansiklopedi  1 months back

                                                    2:17 it reads Döner Inc. for a split second

                                                    • TazWalvez The burrito
                                                      TazWalvez The burrito  1 months back

                                                      *I thought you were nice*
                                                      S o b s v i o l e n t l y .

                                                      • Death
                                                        Death  1 months back

                                                        "CAPITALISM" intensifies....

                                                        • HyperMangi
                                                          HyperMangi  1 months back

                                                          2:56 IT'S DAXX! PAY TAXX! IT'S FAXX!

                                                          • Default Helper
                                                            Default Helper  1 months back

                                                            it's DAX

                                                            • John Trevino
                                                              John Trevino  1 months back

                                                              Should've explain dividends and other benefits

                                                              • Pranav Sridhar
                                                                Pranav Sridhar  1 months back

                                                                Screw you money
                                                                Barter system was better

                                                                • Kawser Latif
                                                                  Kawser Latif  1 months back

                                                                  Me: *understands videos about astrophysics*
                                                                  Also me: *dosent understand this video*

                                                                  • Bruno Pereira
                                                                    Bruno Pereira  1 months back

                                                                    Economy is the mastermind of complex stuffs to understand.

                                                                • FerdaFiv HourEnergy
                                                                  FerdaFiv HourEnergy  1 months back

                                                                  Explain it to me like I’m 3

                                                                  • M e G a B e A n
                                                                    M e G a B e A n  2 months back

                                                                    Bro why is this so hard? TF DOES IT MEAN.

                                                                    • Wojtek The Bear
                                                                      Wojtek The Bear  1 months back

                                                                      In order for some companies to have money to invest, they sometimes offer a share of ownership in the company, known as stock. So if I was the sole owner of McDonald's, I might sell you 49% of the company for a set amount of money, then use the money to build more McDonald's.

                                                                      A stock market is just a market where a bunch of people who own parts of companies can sell their holdings to each other. I might not like the direction Apple is going, so I will offer up my ownership in the company, then use the money from selling my ownership to buy ownership in another company, like Microsoft.

                                                                  • Ruzindana Jean -Marie
                                                                    Ruzindana Jean -Marie  2 months back

                                                                    I understand but business & stock marketing and international corruptions of Belgium authority are not combination , Authority of Belgium using my emails and social Network for things are not religious or politics means what ? you mast learn how to fight those peoples are against peace and security it doesn't Matter where report come from even ethnique menolities to grows Worldwide business and stock marketing , I don't do anythings at all with Belgium why if you see suspicion you don't ask them since I was in united kingdom I was in contacts with us Sony Music and others organisation you never had this , Thank you to take action , alias BrownLonardo

                                                                    • Kay Kardia
                                                                      Kay Kardia  2 months back

                                                                      I'm a visual learner. So this made sense. Thank you!

                                                                      • IMP Leno
                                                                        IMP Leno  2 months back

                                                                        I...I still don’t get it ;-;

                                                                        • Wojtek The Bear
                                                                          Wojtek The Bear  2 months back

                                                                          In order to raise funds, some companies will sell ownership in themselves to people. A stock market is just the investors buying and selling ownership in organizations to each other. I may not like where Target is going and so sell my ownership stake in Target and buy a stake in Amazon or Twitter instead.

                                                                      • AL Can
                                                                        AL Can  2 months back

                                                                        Is there a video for dumb dummies?

                                                                        • w0ttheh3ll
                                                                          w0ttheh3ll  2 months back

                                                                          Döner Inc. - lol