A capital market is a financial market in which long-term debt (over a year) or equity-backed securities are bought and sold.
A financial market is a market in which people trade financial securities and derivatives at low transaction costs.
The capital markets may also be divided into primary markets and secondary markets.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent agency of the United States federal government.
Its goal was to increase public trust in the capital markets by requiring uniform disclosure of information about public securities offerings.
A stock market, equity market or share market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers of stocks , which represent ownership claims on businesses.
While the italian city-states produced the first transferable government bonds, they did not develop the other ingredient necessary to produce a fully fledged capital market: the stock market.
The money market is a component of the economy which provides short-term funds.
Money markets, which provide liquidity for the global financial system including for capital markets, are part of the broader system of financial markets.
The primary market is the part of the capital market that deals with the issuance and sale of equity-backed securities to investors directly by the issuer.