Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
a. If General Electric were to issue new stock this year it would be considered a secondary
market transaction since the company already has stock outstanding.
b. Capital market transactions only include preferred stock and common stock transactions.
c. The distinguishing feature between spot markets versus futures markets transactions is
the maturity of the investments. That is, spot market transactions involve securities that
have maturities of less than one year, whereas futures markets transactions involve
securities with maturities greater than one year.
d. Both Nasdaq "dealers" and NYSE “specialists” hold inventories of stocks.
e. An electronic communications network (ECN) is a physical location exchange.
The correct answer is D. Both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) specialist and the Nasdaq market maker try to increase the liquidity on their respective exchanges and provide more fluent and efficient trading.