How The Stock Exchange Works (For Dummies)

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

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    • Frozen Fire
      Frozen Fire  1 months back

      "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  1 months back

      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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      Allisson Plua  2 months back

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  • Edward Lightning
    Edward Lightning  7 hours back

    Fuck expertoption

    • Louis Greenland
      Louis Greenland  15 hours back

      I think I can finally begin to understand how EVE Online works now

      • freedom77
        freedom77  2 days back

        "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

        • : glausman :
          : glausman :  2 days back


          • [TNI] Derp_IsCornMule YT

            How to stonk exchange works (For everyone)

            • Piyush Parmar
              Piyush Parmar  3 days back

              hearing this, Uncle SAM will LOL
              Stock exchAnge Mafias are Laughing Out Loud.

              • Ulrike Bielecke
                Ulrike Bielecke  5 days back

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                • TSAR BOMBA
                  TSAR BOMBA  6 days back

                  so its a scheme.

                  • AHMEDS
                    AHMEDS  6 days back

                    Very un-useful, didn’t even know what were u talking about 👎🏼

                    • Random Guy
                      Random Guy  1 weeks back

                      *S T O N K S*

                      • Aryan Das
                        Aryan Das  2 weeks back


                        • S R
                          S R  2 weeks back

                          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.

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                          • S R
                            S R  2 weeks back

                            At least thats how i look at it

                        • Ayberk Bilgin
                          Ayberk Bilgin  2 weeks back

                          How cant people still dont understand? This video is the most basic way to define how stock exchange works.

                          • GenericTree 420
                            GenericTree 420  2 weeks back

                            its midnight and i have an exam what am i doing

                            • drakar chaser
                              drakar chaser  2 weeks back

                              im worst than dummies

                              • Jerome Francis
                                Jerome Francis  2 weeks back

                                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  2 weeks back


                                  • KeRen Tan
                                    KeRen Tan  2 weeks back

                                    Recommended for you:
                                    How The Stock Exchange Works
                                    *(For Dummies)*

                                    Youtube I am insulted

                                    • Curtis Hargreaves
                                      Curtis Hargreaves  2 weeks back

                                      There is literally a whole series of "For Dummies" books, so why don't you just fuck off with that

                                  • Ezio Auditore
                                    Ezio Auditore  3 weeks back

                                    Stonks 📈

                                    • WalkerBrosFilms
                                      WalkerBrosFilms  3 weeks back

                                      I just listened to a whole 4 hours on astrophysics and followed it. This I did not understand lol

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                                    • Bassotronics
                                      Bassotronics  3 weeks back

                                      The whole stock exchange thing is illegal money trafficking. 🤷🏻‍♂️

                                      • Ezio Auditore
                                        Ezio Auditore  3 weeks back

                                        You mean legal

                                      • Wojtek The Bear
                                        Wojtek The Bear  3 weeks back

                                        @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
                                        Bassotronics  3 weeks back

                                        Wojtek The Bear
                                        It’s not a matter of liking, it’s a matter of following laws.

                                      • Wojtek The Bear
                                        Wojtek The Bear  3 weeks back

                                        You can't just call anything you don't like illegal.

                                    • sirine van-dijk
                                      sirine van-dijk  3 weeks back

                                      came here after watching the new series of peaky blinders.

                                      • Brandizzle Jeffrizzle
                                        Brandizzle Jeffrizzle  3 weeks back

                                        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  3 weeks back

                                          When u understand stock exchange in high level: Cool
                                          When u understand stonks exchange: I AM A TRANSCENDENT

                                          • Ömer Çağlayan
                                            Ömer Çağlayan  3 weeks back

                                            2:17 Döner inc. Hmmmm

                                            • Natalie Mendelsohn
                                              Natalie Mendelsohn  3 weeks back

                                              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

                                                Is this stonks?

                                                • Scynriou
                                                  Scynriou  4 weeks back

                                                  I'm disappointed the comment section isn't filled with "S t o n k s"

                                                  • Peter Müller
                                                    Peter Müller  4 weeks back

                                                    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  4 weeks back

                                                      GE brought me here

                                                      • Very Punless
                                                        Very Punless  4 weeks back


                                                        • Karthago 146
                                                          Karthago 146  4 weeks back

                                                          Iam a Dummy. Thanks

                                                          • Soldier Of Truth
                                                            Soldier Of Truth  4 weeks back

                                                            Stock exchange is simply nothing more than a auction house. Where some insiders who agreed upon some hidden agendas will make you believe that a piece of toilet paper is worth more than a thousand dollars and they sell it to you for two thousand dollars while the demand goes up.
                                                            Eventually they pull the trigger and the bubble blown and you came to know that you own a toilet paper. Who is the winner here? The elites make millions of dollars from scratch.
                                                            My advice never invest your hardly earned money in stock market oherwise you can gamble.

                                                            • Wojtek The Bear
                                                              Wojtek The Bear  4 weeks back

                                                              And I thought I heard all the dumbest conspiracy theories...…...

                                                          • S
                                                            S  1 months back

                                                            i still don’t understand dum it down ahha

                                                            • TheArachnerd
                                                              TheArachnerd  1 months back

                                                              I understand more about quantum mechanics than the economy...

                                                              • Better Tomorrow
                                                                Better Tomorrow  1 months back

                                                                Hey, don’t call med dumb. I prefer less intillectual please

                                                                • Saibal Republic
                                                                  Saibal Republic  1 months back

                                                                  Watching this video while having a Pizza 🍕

                                                                  • anfal iqbal
                                                                    anfal iqbal  1 months back

                                                                    So stonks📈or📉

                                                                    • pancake ice
                                                                      pancake ice  1 months back

                                                                      Don't you mean.


                                                                      • Dakila Lozano
                                                                        Dakila Lozano  1 months back

                                                                        did you say DAKS ahy sorry

                                                                        • Daniel Decius
                                                                          Daniel Decius  1 months back

                                                                          I can't even be mad at the title for dummies, hell i still dont get this video

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                                                                            Bananappleboy World  1 months back


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                                                                              • Zaynu Carrick
                                                                                Zaynu Carrick  1 months back

                                                                                Lately, YouTube has been translating the title of some videos, and in my mother tongue the title of this one says: how the stock market works(for dummies)

                                                                                • ConnorConnor
                                                                                  ConnorConnor  2 months back


                                                                                  • ThaSmashor
                                                                                    ThaSmashor  2 months back

                                                                                    Made in 2013, still professional videos. Good going, kursgesagt.