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Unformatted text preview: Capital market From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A capital market is a market for securities (both debt and equity), where business enterprises (companies) and governments can raise long-term funds. It is defined as a market in which money is lent for periods longer than a year  , as the raising of short-term funds takes place on other markets (e.g., the money market). The capital market includes the stock market (equity securities) and the bond market (debt). Financial regulators, such as the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) or the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), oversee the capital markets in their designated jurisdictions to ensure that investors are protected against fraud, among other duties. Capital markets consist of the primary market and the secondary market. The primary markets are where new stock and bonds issues are sold (via underwriting) to investors. The secondary markets are where existing securities are sold and bought from one investor or trader to another, usually on a...
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- Fall '10
- Financial Markets, Stock exchange, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission