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The Capital Market and Its Players — The Secondary Market
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The Secondary Market

The Secondary Market

The Secondary Market is the market people typically think of when they refer to the “stock market”. The secondary market is where securities are traded after the company has sold its offering on the primary market, the market where investors buy securities from other investors, and not from the issuing organizations.

For example, if you decide to buy Facebook ($FB) shares today, you’ll be purchasing the shares from another investor, not Facebook itself.

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the NASDAQ, the S&P500 and all other major exchanges around the world are secondary markets.

Tap Next to see why secondary markets are important to both issuers and investors.