What Is A Market?

Patrick Curtis

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Expertise: Investment Banking | Private Equity

A market is simply anywhere or anything through which assets are traded. Stocks are issued and traded on the stock market, bonds on the bond market, options and futures on the derivatives market etc.

A market can be split into two sections:

  • Primary - The market where goods are bought for the first time and new issues are sold
  • Secondary - The market where goods are traded after having been issued (i.e. the issuer seeing no benefit)

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Patrick Curtis

Patrick Curtis is a member of WSO Editorial Board which helps ensure the accuracy of content across top articles on Wall Street Oasis. He has experience in investment banking at Rothschild and private equity at Tailwind Capital along with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is also the founder and current CEO of Wall Street Oasis. This content was originally created by member WallStreetOasis.com and has evolved with the help of our mentors.