Friday, November 26, 2010

How do the stock exchange markets work?

If you want to learn the basics of the stock exchange market, you can watch the following videos and presentations. They explain how the stock exchange market and other financial markets work in a very didactic way. The vocabulary is easy to understand and, if you like economics, you will enjoy and learn.

The first presentation explains the basic concepts and terminology used by traders: 

The stock exchange market is not the only place where people can buy and sell financial products. There are other markets, such as the currency and the commodities´ (raw materials) markets.  The next presentation explains how these financial markets work:

This video is a piece of an animated film of 1952 called What makes us tick. The film was produced to promote the stock market as the engine of the wealth of the U.S.A. 

If you want to watch the whole film, visit the following link:

And finally, this is a piece of a British TV- show called The last laugh, similar to La hora de José Mota. In 2008 the comedians John Bird and John Fortune made a very good explanation of the causes of the recent economic crisis and its relation with the stock exchange market. The video includes subtitles in Spanish:


Ángel Aranda said...

The videos are very interesting. I like the third video

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

The third video is very clear, but it includes a lot of propaganda in favour of free market economy. Everything seems to be perfect and things seem to work without problems. Only at the end they talk about risks.

Personally the video I prefer is the fourth one. With their British humour, the comedians express the cynicism of bankers and stock markets´experts very well.

Have a nice weekend.