Australian Stock Exchange - ASX

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DEFINITION of 'Australian Stock Exchange - ASX'

The stock exchange headquartered in Sydney, Australia. The Australian Stock Exchange in its current form was created through a merger of the Australian Stock Exchange and Sydney Futures Exchange. The ASX acts as a market operator, clearing house and payments facilitator, and also provides educational materials to retail investors.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Australian Stock Exchange - ASX'

The original ASX was formed in 1987 after six independent stock exchanges that operated throughout Australia merged. The ASX offers equities, futures, options, warrants, ETFs and REITs, among other securities.

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