Stockholm Stock Exchange (STO) .ST


DEFINITION of 'Stockholm Stock Exchange (STO) .ST'

The main securities market in Sweden, the Stockholm Stock Exchange was founded in 1863. In 1997, it joined the NOREX alliance, a group that also includes the stock exchanges of Oslo, Copenhagen and Iceland, as part of an effort for the Nordic exchanges to attract greater international investment through a common trading platform and streamlined regulations.

BREAKING DOWN 'Stockholm Stock Exchange (STO) .ST'

In 1998, the Stockholm Stock Exchange merged with OMX. In 2007, it changed its name to OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB. At the time of writing, it is held by the Nordic division of NASDAQ OMX, the world's largest exchange holding company.

The exchange trades in equities, premium bonds, retail bonds, convertible loans, subscription rights, exchange-traded options and warrants. One of its major indexes is the market-value-weighted OMX Stockholm 30, which tracks the 30 most-traded stocks.

  1. Security

    A financial instrument that represents an ownership position ...
  2. Stock Market

    The market in which shares of publicly held companies are issued ...
  3. Shareholder

    Any person, company or other institution that owns at least one ...
  4. Barcelona Stock Exchange (BAR) ...

    One of Spain's four major securities exchanges. Established in ...
  5. Exchange

    A marketplace in which securities, commodities, derivatives and ...
  6. Investment

    An asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    Stock Basics Tutorial

    If you're new to the stock market and want the basics, this is the tutorial for you!
  2. Personal Finance

    The Birth Of Stock Exchanges

    Learn how British coffeehouses helped give rise to the juggernaut that is the NYSE.
  3. Options & Futures

    Getting To Know The Stock Exchanges

    Here are the answers to all the questions you have about stock exchanges but are too afraid to ask!
  4. Trading Systems & Software

    The Global Electronic Stock Market

    The way trading is conducted is changing rapidly as exchanges turn toward automation.
  5. Economics

    Long-Term Investing Impact of the Paris Attacks

    We share some insights on how the recent terrorist attacks in Paris could impact the economy and markets going forward.
  6. Stock Analysis

    An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Most trading in the Indian stock market occurs through its two exchanges – the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.
  7. Savings

    How Americans Can Open a Bank Account In Thailand

    Have your paperwork in order and be sure to shop around.
  8. Credit & Loans

    Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved - What's The Difference?

    These terms may sound the same, but they mean very different things for homebuyers.
  9. Options & Futures

    Cyclical Versus Non-Cyclical Stocks

    Investing during an economic downturn simply means changing your focus. Discover the benefits of defensive stocks.
  10. Insurance

    Cashing in Your Life Insurance Policy

    Tough times call for desperate measures, but is raiding your life insurance policy even worth considering?
  1. Can stocks be traded on more than one exchange, such as, for example, on both the ...

    A stock can trade on any exchange on which it is listed. And to be listed it must meet all of the exchange's listing requirements ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Is Sweden a developed country?

    Sweden is considered to be a developed country. In fact, Sweden is considered to be one of the most highly developed post-industrial ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. How do mutual funds work in India?

    Mutual funds in India work in much the same way as mutual funds in the United States. Like their American counterparts, Indian ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. When did Facebook go public?

    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) went public with its initial public offering (IPO) on May 18, 2012. With a peak market capitalization ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How do financial advisors execute trades?

    Today, almost every investor invests through online brokerage accounts. Investors often believe that their trades are directly ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Do mutual funds have CUSIP numbers?

    The Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures (CUSIP) number is a standardized identification system used ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Take A Flier

    The slang term for a decision to invest in highly speculative investments.
  2. Bar Chart

    A style of chart used by some technical analysts, on which, as illustrated below, the top of the vertical line indicates ...
  3. Take A Bath

    A slang term referring to the situation of an investor who has experienced a large loss from an investment or speculative ...
  4. Black Friday

    1. A day of stock market catastrophe. Originally, September 24, 1869, was deemed Black Friday. The crash was sparked by gold ...
  5. Turkey

    Slang for an investment that yields disappointing results or turns out worse than expected. Failed business deals, securities ...
  6. Barefoot Pilgrim

    A slang term for an unsophisticated investor who loses all of his or her wealth by trading equities in the stock market. ...
Trading Center