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Stock Exchange: A market in which stocks are bought and sold.

Securities Exchange: A market in which stocks and other securities are bought and sold.

Marketplace: The economic system through which different companies compete with each other to sell their products

Security: A financial instrument that represents: an ownership position in a publicly-traded corporation (stock), a creditor relationship with governmental body or a corporation (bond), or rights to ownership as represented by an option. A security is a fungible, negotiable financial instrument that represents some type of financial value. The company or entity that issues the security is known as the issuer.

Broker: A broker is a term used in financial services regulations. In general, it is a natural person, a company or other organization that engages in the business of trading securities for its own account or on behalf of its customers.

Listing Advisor: A firm is classified as a listing advisor when it acts on behalf of its clients on a securities market. The agent does not own the security at any time during the transaction.

Liquidity: The ability to convert an asset to cash quickly. Assets that can be easily bought or sold are known as liquid assets.

Equity: A stock or any other security representing an ownership interest.

Initial Public Offering (IPO): A company's first issue of shares to the general public.

Secondary Offering: The issuance of new stock for public sale from a company that has already made its initial public offering (IPO).

Order: An order to buy or sell stock at a specified price. The order can be executed only at the specified price.

Trade: A transaction that involves the selling and purchasing of a security.

Listing: Being included and traded on a given exchange. Most exchanges have specific requirements which companies must meet in order to be listed and continue to stay listed.

Shares: A unit of ownership interest in a corporation or financial asset. While owning shares in a business does not mean that the shareholder has direct control over the business's day-to-day operations, being a shareholder does entitle the possessor to an equal distribution in any profits, if any are declared in the form of dividends.

Nominated Advisor – (NOMAD): A company that has been approved as a nominated advisor for the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), by the London Stock Exchange. Individuals are not permitted to becoming nominated advisors, and there are certain criteria that must be met by a company before it is approved for membership.


Vetting: A thorough and diligent review of a project prior to an investment decision.

Due Diligence: An investigation or audit of a potential investment. Due diligence serves to confirm all material facts in regards to a sale.

Commission: A service charge assessed by a broker in return for handling the purchase or sale of a security.

Wire Transfer: An electronic transfer of funds across a network administered by hundreds of banks around the world. Wire transfers allow for individualized transfer of funds from single individuals or entities to other individuals or entities, while still maintaining efficiencies of fast and secure movement of funds.

Startup: A company that is in the first stage of its operations.

Angel: An investor who provides financial backing for small startups or entrepreneurs.


SSX Important Terms


Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten: The Bank’s most important objectives are to maintain the external stability of the Netherlands Antillean guilder (NAf.) and to promote the efficient functioning of the financial system in the countries Curacao and St. Maarten.

Governing Board: A committee having supervisory powers.

SSX Board of Global Advisors: An international assemblage of leaders from varied industry from around the world.

Verified Investor: An investor that has had their identity verified by providing identification documents, allowing the investor to begin trading.

Pledge: A promise to buy shares of a company listed on Startup Stock Exchange.

Account Funding: Transferring money into your SSX Investor account in anticipation of buying shares of companies on the Startup Stock Exchange.

SSX Affiliate: An individual who promotes Startup Stock Exchange in exchange for trading credit.

SSX Patron: A group of regional business leader that have pledge support of startups listed on SSX in their country.

Webinar: A Web conference that allows conferencing events to be attended bu anyone with an internet connection, regardless of location or distance. These are sometimes referred to as webinars or, for interactive conferences, online workshops.

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SSX Makes Investing Accessible at Any Level


If you are reading this you have reached a point where just having or saving money is not enough. You are ready to learn how to make your money start working for you. Whether you start with $10 or $100, SSX provides a place where everyone can meet their investment goals.

Investment is simply the act of buying shares in a company. A share is a unit of ownership. By putting money into shares of a given company your goal is to earn money back over a period of time. This is accomplished by trading your shares for more money than you purchased them for, being paid dividends, and/or earning interest.

Successful investing cannot happen without thorough planning. First, every individual must carefully consider his or her personal financial situation before deciding to invest. Second, each investment must be seriously examined before funds are committed. By carefully reading the financial documents of a company and having direct contact with each company via the SSX Community an investor is able to decide which investments are right for them. There are serious risks in every investment, but with careful consideration, success is attainable for everyone.

SSX allows you to make money by investing as much or as little as you like. You have the ability to invest in startups and small business from around the globe. Effectively, SSX is a completely different way for you to make money.

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