Answer to Question #24506 in Economics of Enterprise for da sip
You recently sold to your brother 200 shares of Disney stock, and the transfer was made through a broker, and the trade occurred on the NYSE. This is an example of:
This is an example of A secondary market transaction. A market where investors purchase securities or assets from other investors, rather than from issuing companies themselves. The national exchanges - such as the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ are secondary markets.
Secondary markets exist for other securities as well, such as when funds, investment banks, or entities such as Fannie Mae purchase mortgages from issuing lenders. In any secondary market trade, the cash proceeds go to an investor rather than to the underlying company/entity directly.