The share market offers various services and products to facilitate buying, selling, and trading of securities. Here are some of the key services related to the share market:

  1. Stockbrokers: Stockbrokers are financial intermediaries who facilitate the buying and selling of stocks and other securities on behalf of investors. They provide access to the share market and execute trades based on investors instructions.
  2. Trading Platforms: Trading platforms are software applications or online portals that allow investors to place buy and sell orders for stocks, bonds, derivatives, and other financial instruments. These platforms provide real-time market data, analysis tools, and order execution capabilities.
  3. Stock Exchanges: Stock exchanges are organized markets where securities are traded. Examples include the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange (LSE), and Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). Stock exchanges provide a platform for companies to list their shares and investors to buy and sell those shares.
  4. Initial Public Offerings (IPOs): An IPO is the process through which a company offers its shares to the public for the first time. Investors can participate in an IPO by purchasing shares directly from the company at the offer price. IPOs provide an opportunity to invest in newly listed companies.
  5. Depository Services: Depositories are institutions that hold and maintain securities in electronic form on behalf of investors. They facilitate the dematerialization (conversion of physical shares into electronic form) and transfer of securities. In India, the two major depositories are the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and the Central Depository Services Limited (CDSL).
  6. Mutual Funds: Mutual funds pool money from multiple investors and invest in a diversified portfolio of securities. They offer a way for individual investors to gain exposure to a diversified range of stocks and other assets. Mutual funds are managed by professional fund managers.