Capital Market

Capital Market Definition: A capital market is a market where both government and companies raise long term funds to trade securities on the bond and the stock market. It consists of both the primary market where new issues are distributed among investors, and the secondary markets where already existent securities are traded.
In the capital market, mortgages, bonds, equities and other such investment funds are traded. The capital market also facilitates the procedure whereby investors with excess funds can channel them to investors in deficit. Know more about capital market theory: Capital Market Theory

The capital market provides both overnight and long term funds and uses financial instruments with long maturity periods. The stock market forms a major portion of the capital market.

Capital Market Instruments 

The following financial instruments are traded in this market:

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Capital Market Regulatory Authorities

The following are some of the main capital market regulatory authorities:

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Authority of Financial Markets (France)
  • Canadian Securities Administrators
  • Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (Japan)

Size of the Global Capital Markets

Year Stocks Bonds Bank assets Total of stocks, bonds and bank assets World GDP
2013 62552 99788.8 120421.6 282762.4 74699.3
2012 52494.9 99134.2 116956.1 268585.2 72216.4
2011 47089.23 98388.1 110378.24 255855.57 69899.22


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Last Updated on : 20th July 2016

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