DEFINITION of 'Caracas Stock Exchange (CCS) .CR'
The main securities market in Venezuela (the other two are the Maracaibo Stock Exchange and the Electronic Stock Exchange of Venezuela). The Caracas Stock Exchange (in Spanish, la Bolsa de Valores de Caracas) was founded in 1947 but traces its origins to 1805, when the Casa de Bolsa y Recreación de los Comerciantes y Labradores was established under Spanish colonialism.
BREAKING DOWN 'Caracas Stock Exchange (CCS) .CR'
The Caracas Stock Exchange implemented an automated trading system in 1992 and conducts the majority of securities transactions in Venezuela, but it is one of the smaller stock exchanges in Latin America. Its main index is the Caracas Stock Index, which consists of 15 companies, and its regulatory body is the National Securities Commission.