How The Stock Exchange Works (For Dummies)

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Why are there stocks at all?
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Frozen Fire
Frozen Fire - преди 2 месеца
"nobody knows how market will behave" but key words in this video are "even a rumor can cause a drop", and that's how some people are making millions by manipulating the market, this is true
Al Chavez
Al Chavez - преди 2 месеца
Could you do a video on the problems and possible solutions to Fiat Currenciy economy and same with gold backed ones?
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Irfan Ahmad
Irfan Ahmad - преди 3 дни
What was that dummies
tic - преди 3 дни
but as a person , why would i buy shares from a company. what are the benefits in my getting a share?
Wojtek The Bear
Wojtek The Bear - преди 3 дни
@tic Yep! Just know that the share can also fall in price as well.
tic - преди 3 дни
i see what you're saying tho. thanks for the reply!
tic - преди 3 дни
Wojtek The Bear sry for not using economic language i'm still in 9th grade...
tic - преди 3 дни
Wojtek The Bear so i buy a share , wait until its price is higher than i bought it for and then sell it , right?
Wojtek The Bear
Wojtek The Bear - преди 3 дни
Dividends and potential increase in valuation on your shares. Typically shares increase in value by about 10% each year on the stock market. Alternatively keeping your money deposited in a bank only gives you about .1% returns.
Danese - преди 3 дни
w0g - преди 4 дни
What is the actual relationship of the shares to the company though? Like it is it (conceptually) just a piece of paper with the name of the company printed on it. Or does it actually give some control over the actions of the company or some benefit if the company succeeds? Otherwise it just seems like a market in collecting corporate "baseball cards" that only have value because of the market for them and really have no intrinsic connection to the corporations.
w0g - преди 3 дни
@Wojtek The Bear Thank you for the explanation.
Wojtek The Bear
Wojtek The Bear - преди 3 дни
When you buy a share of stock of a company, say Walmart, you own a share of the company in every sense of the word, including being entitled to its profits. Do you get control over its actions. Yes, to a degree. Typically a company's day-to-day affairs are handled by the CEO of a company, but the CEO is picked by the shareholders (whether directly or indirectly. You also get to vote on decisions being discussed at shareholder meetings, but, as you only own a few shares when billions are outstanding, you have extremely little say on anything. In fact you have to own a lot of shares to even be invited to a shareholder meeting. For those without the shares, they are usually asked to give their voting power to someone going to the meeting, or voting by absentee. This all happens because the original owner decided to fund investments by selling off part of their company. For instance, if I started a zoo for housing awesome bears and, it being profitable, I wanted to open up a second zoo somewhere else, I could get the funding by selling a chunk of my company to other investors. In the end, I might own 70% of two zoos instead of 100% of one. The shares that make up the other 30% would then be bought and sold between the investors on the stock market. Well in a very simplistic explanation.
Mr. Scribbles
Mr. Scribbles - преди 4 дни
I came here thinking I wouldn't get anything...
Surprising I learnt this in fourth grade (10 years old)

R - преди 5 дни
The voice get me distracted
ghostcods - преди 5 дни
Fire - преди 6 дни
Basically stock market is where you buy company's for example you buy a McDonald stock, or you buy a McDonald but you don't technically own McDonald you own how much stock you bought, or how much McDonald stores you bought.
Then you can sell your McDonald stock or save it by the chance of the stock increasing later. And gain profit
You could also go downhill and McDonald have a bad incident and the stock decrease so you lose profit.
Ünal Cetiner
Ünal Cetiner - преди 8 дни
why does it write döner instead of taco for a short time are we getting manipuleted here?
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Neilsens Gateret - преди 10 дни
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Solly Ngwenya
Solly Ngwenya - преди 11 дни
Actually it's not for dummies but they guy who's explaining here is a dummy himself he didn't even understand himself I'm out
Daniel G.
Daniel G. - преди 12 дни
Our society is so complex I find it beautiful, our species can be galaxy brain level at times and others we are merely talking chimps.
Hunter Epicness
Hunter Epicness - преди 17 дни
*For Dummies Explanation:* Stock Exchange. Stocks are basically shares. Shares are parts of a company. When you expect companies to do well, you buy parts of it so that when they make a profit they will share part of that money with you, which are called dividends. Exchange. Stock Exchange. Shares in exchange for money. The company sells part of itself so it can have money to open shops and buy their stuff. They don't just get 5M dollars and start a business.
Krickmogruth13579HuLuzoroth - преди 17 дни
Me big dummy dum dum
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greg white
greg white - преди 21 ден
Does anyone know where to find stock charts with minute by minute details? I can find yearly but nothing where i can go to a specific day and view the min by min....
JM2 mm2
JM2 mm2 - преди 17 дни
@greg white your welcome, good luck
greg white
greg white - преди 17 дни
@JM2 mm2 ty kind sir
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Rasul Rukhillaev
Rasul Rukhillaev - преди 21 ден
If the price of shares increases, companies can raise funds by setting the shares and expand. Can someone explain (elaborate) on the second part of the sentence?! Thanks
Dectator Ten
Dectator Ten - преди 18 дни
Its base on the speculation and how the companies are performing. If they do well in their business, someone can get an eye to their business and start selling of shares because of this. Then the company will sell shares to increase their fund and do more in their business.
Jiff Pop
Jiff Pop - преди 22 дни
You guys made a typo. How the STONK exchange works for dummies
Zeny - преди 23 дни
If you don't understand it's becouse this system has no sense at all, it basically base economy on selling and purchase fictional shares. Companies, Values, Obligation, debts are sold and bought. But its all stuff none of em own. The wellness is produces by the workers that produce product and services from the resources the workers extract and work on. They just invented a complex but dumb system to get rich on YOUR work. Capitalism ladies and gentlemen, how to base a world economy on NOTHING, the periodical financial crisis are made of this.
Wojtek The Bear
Wojtek The Bear - преди 22 дни
You just spewed pure bullshit. It's funny to because you're decrying capitalism even though this is one of the big ways workers can actually own where they work. Stock markets are public places where anyone can buy shares of any company, acquiring part ownership of that company. If you own a share of a company, you are a part owner of that company and entitled to a fraction of its revenues. That means a worker can also buy shares of their own company and become an owner of what the produce. It's not usually the brightest move for statistical reasons, but they could do it. Otherwise the stock market was created for companies to be able to finance projects without taking out a loan. The owner of said company can sell ownership of his company and use the funding from what was sold to further expand their company. Owning 50% of three stores is better than owning 100% of one.
Zvikomborero Makawa
Zvikomborero Makawa - преди 23 дни
Still dont get shit
Crus Russ
Crus Russ - преди 26 дни
This video did a terrible job of explaining anything.
†Νικoläs TM
†Νικoläs TM - преди 28 дни
a queda mundial cada vez mas se aproxima percebam
Lakshya Shrama
Lakshya Shrama - преди 28 дни
Which editing software you use
dope - преди 29 дни
This didn’t help
lolatomroflsinnlos - преди месец
2:17 Döner Inc.
Sheeple Slayer
Sheeple Slayer - преди месец
In short... they just got you for 3 and a half mins and all who commented giving it more 'volume' for revenue...
Khalid Belfakih
Khalid Belfakih - преди месец
Alex Mulvihill
Alex Mulvihill - преди месец
Khalid Belfakih the videos old moron
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dope .boyfresh - преди месец
Fuck expertoption
Louis Greenland
Louis Greenland - преди месец
I think I can finally begin to understand how EVE Online works now
freedom77 - преди месец
"even a simple rumor can result in shares falling fast REGARDLESS of the VALUE of the company"
How true how true. And slanted , bias manipulation can affect sentiment in a second, articles printed at exactly before market open to influence .
Real slimy
Selim Sultan Akbar
Selim Sultan Akbar - преди 2 дни
Well BOO FUCKING HOO. It's business, man. It's gotta go up and down, right?
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How to stonk exchange works (For everyone)
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Ulrike Bielecke - преди месец
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TSAR BOMBA - преди месец
so its a scheme.
Wojtek The Bear
Wojtek The Bear - преди 22 дни
No, it's an alternative when for companies to finance projects.
AHMEDS - преди месец
Very un-useful, didn’t even know what were u talking about 👎🏼
Random Guy
Random Guy - преди месец
*S T O N K S*
Aryan Das
Aryan Das - преди месец
S R - преди месец
For people who still dont get it, Stock exchange is basicallly where you give money to a company hoping they will do well and if they do you get more money that what you put in.
Wojtek The Bear
Wojtek The Bear - преди 22 дни
That's an extremely simplistic interpretation, but it's not totally wrong. Really what you're doing is buying ownership of a company. So if you bought 1 share or Walmart stock, you are essentially a part owner of Walmart. Granted, that part is EXTREMELY small, but you own some of it all the same. If the company performs well, the value of the company will increase, and, therefore, you share will too. Though it should be mentioned that if you're buying a share off the stock market, you are not buying it from the company itself. You are buying the share from another private investor. Stock markets are secondary, not primary.
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S R - преди месец
At least thats how i look at it
Ayberk Bilgin
Ayberk Bilgin - преди месец
How cant people still dont understand? This video is the most basic way to define how stock exchange works.
GenericTree 420
GenericTree 420 - преди месец
its midnight and i have an exam what am i doing
drakar chaser
drakar chaser - преди месец
im worst than dummies
Jerome Francis
Jerome Francis - преди месец
I'm not a dummy I'm in 4th grade and we are doing a stock market game and we win a trip to Atlanta so your a dummy
Shane Gentle
Shane Gentle - преди месец
KeRen Tan
KeRen Tan - преди месец
Recommended for you:
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Curtis Hargreaves
Curtis Hargreaves - преди месец
There is literally a whole series of "For Dummies" books, so why don't you just fuck off with that
Ezio Auditore
Ezio Auditore - преди месец
Stonks 📈
WalkerBrosFilms - преди месец
I just listened to a whole 4 hours on astrophysics and followed it. This I did not understand lol
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Bassotronics - преди месец
The whole stock exchange thing is illegal money trafficking. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Ezio Auditore
Ezio Auditore - преди месец
You mean legal
Wojtek The Bear
Wojtek The Bear - преди месец
@Bassotronics And stock exchanges don't break any. There's literally a federal commission which exists to monitor stock exchanges and companies on them.
Bassotronics - преди месец
Wojtek The Bear It’s not a matter of liking, it’s a matter of following laws.
Wojtek The Bear
Wojtek The Bear - преди месец
You can't just call anything you don't like illegal.
sirine van-dijk
sirine van-dijk - преди месец
came here after watching the new series of peaky blinders.
Brandizzle Jeffrizzle
Brandizzle Jeffrizzle - преди месец
Instead of being taught this... This simple info that took less than 4 minutes... I spent a semester of high school being taught how to fill out a check... The most basic shit imaginable...
Kennedy the Stopper
Kennedy the Stopper - преди месец
When u understand stock exchange in high level: Cool
When u understand stonks exchange: I AM A TRANSCENDENT
Ömer Çağlayan
Ömer Çağlayan - преди месец
2:17 Döner inc. Hmmmm
Natalie Mendelsohn
Natalie Mendelsohn - преди месец
I think the term "dummies" is really insulting, just because you have no knowledge about a certain thing doesn't automatically make you an idiot.
Please help me I'm going to di
Please help me I'm going to di - преди месец
Is this stonks?
Scynriou - преди 2 месеца
I'm disappointed the comment section isn't filled with "S t o n k s"
Peter Müller
Peter Müller - преди 2 месеца
Who watches this today and because of the bubble example looks up from when the video is
And yes they bursted
Jae G
Jae G - преди 2 месеца
GE brought me here
Very Punless
Very Punless - преди 2 месеца
Karthago 146
Karthago 146 - преди 2 месеца
Iam a Dummy. Thanks