primary market

primary market
Market of new issues of securities. Chicago Board of Trade glossary
The issuance ( sale) of new securities. As distinguished from the secondary market. American Banker Glossary
Where a newly issued security is first offered. All subsequent trading of this security occurs is done in the secondary market. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
The term used to describe the initial issue of securities by an issuer to investors, to be distinguished from the secondary market, where investors trade the security among themselves. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
The market relating to the original issue or 1st sale of new securities. Exchange Handbook Glossary
Market for the placement of new securities such as international, domestic and foreign bond issues. Any subsequent resale or purchase is handled on the secondary market. LIFFE
The function of a stock exchange in bringing securities to the market for the first time. Money is raised either for the company at admission or through further issues to fund future growth. London Stock Exchange Glossary
Market for new issues of securities (initial public offerings, etc.), where companies issue shares directly to shareholders. See secondary market NYSE Euronext Glossary

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primary market UK US noun [C]
COMMERCE, MARKETING the most important customers to which a company sells its products or services: »

Our primary market is males from 17 to 41.


The primary market for the company's services are large corporations and branches of the government.

COMMERCE, MARKETING the sale of goods and services at the time they are first made available, rather than when they are bought or sold later: »

The company sells tickets to concerts and sports events on the primary market.

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the sale of shares, bonds, etc. at the time they are first made available, rather than when they are traded later: »

Investment banks are the principal underwriters for initial public offerings in the primary market.

Compare FOURTH MARKET(Cf. ↑fourth market), SECONDARY MARKET(Cf. ↑secondary market), THIRD MARKET(Cf. ↑third market)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • primary market — n: the market in which newly issued securities are sold compare secondary market Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. primary market …   Law dictionary

  • Primary market — The first buyer of a newly issued security buys that security in the primary market. All subsequent trading of those securities is done in the secondary market. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * primary market primary market ➔ market1 * …   Financial and business terms

  • Primary market — The primary is that part of the capital markets that deals with the issuance of new securities. Companies, governments or public sector institutions can obtain funding through the sale of a new stock or bond issue. This is typically done through… …   Wikipedia

  • Primary Market — A market that issues new securities on an exchange. Companies, governments and other groups obtain financing through debt or equity based securities. Primary markets are facilitated by underwriting groups, which consist of investment banks that… …   Investment dictionary

  • primary market — noun 1. : a wholesale market large enough to dominate the trade in some goods over a large area 2. : primary point …   Useful english dictionary

  • primary market — The market into which a new issue of securities is launched. Compare: secondary market …   Accounting dictionary

  • primary market — The market into which a new issue of securities is launched. Compare secondary market …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • primary market — /ˌpraɪməri mɑ:kɪt/ noun a market where new securities or bonds are issued. Also called new issue market …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • primary market — noun The part of the financial markets that deals with the issuance of new securities. See Also: secondary market …   Wiktionary

  • Primary Market — (первичный рынок) рынок, на котором активы продаются лицом, создавшим эти активы …   Ипотека. Словарь терминов

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