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Primary and secondary markets

Selvakumar Kumar
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Joined: Feb 18, 2007
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What are primary and secondary markets in Stock Exchange.?
I have this question asked in one of my domain exams.
Manish Hatwalne
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Joined: Sep 22, 2001
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IPO - is primary market when company itself sells its shares and after that share holdres selling their shares is secondary market.

Are you working in equity research company?
Selvakumar Kumar
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Joined: Feb 18, 2007
Posts: 36
Thank you Manish for the answer.

Iam working for a credit reporting client in a software company. As a part of year end appraisal we are supposed to complete an exam in this domaiin.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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