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What is the difference between the Primary Market and the Secondary Market?

1. INVESTMENT BASICS

2. SECURITIES

3. PRIMARY MARKET

4. SECONDARY MARKET

4.1 INTRODUCTION

4.1.1 Stock Exchange

4.1.2 Stock Trading

4.2 PRODUCTS IN THE SECONDARY MARKETS

4.2.1 Equity Investment

4.2.2. Debt Investment

5. DERIVATIVES

6. DEPOSITORY

7. MUTUAL FUNDS

8. MISCELLANEOUS

9. CONCEPTS & MODES OF ANALYSIS

10. RATIO ANALYSIS

In the primary market, securities are offered to public for subscription for the purpose of raising capital or fund. Secondary market is an equity trading venue in which already existing/pre-issued securities are traded among investors. Secondary market could be either auction or dealer market. While stock exchange is the part of an auction market, Over-the-Counter (OTC) is a part of the dealer market.

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