World Federation Of Stock Exchanges


DEFINITION of 'World Federation Of Stock Exchanges'

An international standards organization based in Paris that was developed to handle business policy issues that affect the various world stock exchanges. The committee handles the issues of cross border investing and is the platform used to settle the majority of the debates that arise from the issues that affect the investment industry.

Formerly known as the "Federation Internationale des Bourses de Valeurs," or "International Federation of Stock Exchanges" (FIBV).

BREAKING DOWN 'World Federation Of Stock Exchanges'

According to the Federation of World Exchanges, as of April 2007 membership consisted of a total of 55 exchanges from all over the world. Members together account for more than 97% of the world stock market capitalization and the combined size of the markets these exchanges operate is about $35,000 billion.

  1. Market

    A medium allowing buyers and sellers of a specific good or service ...
  2. Irish Stock Exchange โ€“ ISE

    A stock exchange located in Ireland. The Irish Stock Exchange ...
  3. Exchange

    A marketplace in which securities, commodities, derivatives and ...
  4. Bourse

    A market organized for the purpose of buying and selling securities, ...
  5. Market Capitalization

    The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding ...
  6. Futures Market

    An auction market in which participants buy and sell commodity/future ...
Related Articles
  1. 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!
  2. Options & Futures

    The NYSE And Nasdaq: How They Work

    Learn some of the important differences in the way these exchanges operate and the securities that trade on them.
  3. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  4. Economics

    The Stock Market: A Look Back

    The past century was marked by furious economic change. What can it tell us about what lies ahead?
  5. Trading Systems & Software

    The Global Electronic Stock Market

    The way trading is conducted is changing rapidly as exchanges turn toward automation.
  6. 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.
  7. Stock Analysis

    An Introduction To The Indian Stock Market

    Most trading in the Indian stock market occurs through its two exchanges โ€“ the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.
  8. Savings

    How Americans Can Open a Bank Account In Thailand

    Have your paperwork in order and be sure to shop around.
  9. Forex Fundamentals

    How to Buy Chinese Yuan

    Discover the different options that are available to investors who want to obtain exposure to the Chinese yuan, including ETFs and ETNs.
  10. Trading Strategies

    How to Trade In a Flat Market

    Reduce position size by 50% to 75% in a flat market.
  1. 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 >>
  2. Do mutual funds have CUSIP numbers?

    The Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures (CUSIP) number is a standardized identification system used ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Why would a corporation issue convertible bonds?

    A convertible bond represents a hybrid security that has bond and equity features; this type of bond allows the conversion ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What is the difference between a greenfield investment and a regular investment?

    A greenfield investment is a particular type of investment where an international company begins a new operation in a foreign ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What are the benefits for a company investing in a greenfield investment?

    Advantages of greenfield investments include increased control, the ability to form marketing partnerships and the avoidance ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Why did China designated certain territories as special administrative regions?

    The primary reason for the People's Republic of China designating two territories as special administrative regions, or SARs, ... 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