How The Stock Exchange Works (For Dummies)

Why are there stocks at all?

Everyday in the news we hear about the stock exchange, stocks and money moving around the globe. Still, a lot of people don’t have an idea why we have stock markets at all, because the topic is usually very dry. We made a short video about the basics of the stock exchanges. With robots. Robots are kewl!

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How the Stock Exchange works

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MegaMGstudios says:

You explained stocks better in 3 minutes than my managment teacher did in a year

Emily Bennett says:

Uhh… English please ?

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Ebony Hayes says:

This is for dummies? Then, I need the ” how stocks work for The biggest dum dums!”

dragonshift says:

2:17 german?

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3.8 million dummies……IM ONE TOO

Shiny Kingdra says:

So if I spend my share money, do I still have a share and do I keep getting that 12 dollars every week/month or so or am I thinking about it all wrong?

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Mozart Mozart says:

How selling and buying action works? I need to code this

Ozymandias says:

For dummies lol

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Ryan Mitchell says:

The one question this didn’t address was the creation of shares. Say a company’s made with 10 shares (Slices), and 20% are sold. Now if each share was worth $1M or something silly, because every single one is 10% of a company because there are so few, how do you create more shares for the sake of selling smaller fractions of the company? Cutting each slice up again creates more slices, devaluing them. Or do they just go “Well, EVERY share is now being split into 1000 shares, so if you had 10% of the company, with one share, you have the same percent ownership, just spread over 1,000 shares now.
The value of each share goes down, but everyone has the same original value of shares.

Also, didn’t mention why shares even exist in the first place, it’s like three quarters of the video’s missing. Blah blah getting paid a return per year based on company profits blah blah

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Joshua Lawrence says:

So it’s just like the Middle ages where kings and queens traded their land for profit.

Monaliku Buke says:


NetAndyCz says:

Stock exchange is just casino for really rich people. Though unlike most casinoes some people are allowed to use loaded dice (e.g. have faster access to buy and sell before the prices change too much). Sadly most money is made on microtransactions done in fractions of seconds… it has very little to do with actually trusting in the companies whose stocks you trade with.

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Hachi de Fibonacci says:

C4C – stop investing in us bonds. dubai is the present. usa economy is doomed. the new president will surely attempt to stimulate the economy however it will be short lived.
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deafwing says:

Good “introduction”

XenesiZ says:

Nice ‘Star of David’ the jews sure love their money 0:07

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Prettyboy SAVAGE says:

So what does the company get in return again?

Formiga Atômica says:

well, now i know why they sell, but why the other buy?

Lifeburner100 says:

2:17 do i see döner inc at the transition there?

Трофим Геворгян says:

Can it affect forex?

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京都アンソニー says:

so which are the best sites for stock buying and selling?

Sylvia Lopez says:

too many Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell wannabes on youtube that doens’t equate to the quality video and narration here.

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The Turkey79 says:

Glorified gambling 🙂

Bobby Binkins says:

this didn’t help

InspiringImagination says:

The stock exchange is only for the top 1% – 10% of people who can afford it.

10 K says:

I learned nothing.

gamerx 007 says:

Who didn’t understand a thing ? Only me ?

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