DEFINITION of 'Bolsa Boliviana de Valores - BBV'
A stock exchange located in La Paz, Bolivia. Bolsa Boliviana de Valores was founded in 1989 and today offers trading of equities, indexes and local commodities. The exchange has seen multiple changes in ownership since its inception and has been greeted with increased competition in South America.
BREAKING DOWN 'Bolsa Boliviana de Valores - BBV'
Trading is concentrated on gold and commodity transactions. The activity in the 1990s and 2000s increased with the enlisting of various banking, industrial and services companies along with additional derivative instruments, leading to an increase in volume from years past in which equity investments made up the majority.