primary market


The market for new securities issues. In the primary market the security is purchased directly from the issuer. This differs from the secondary market.

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The primary market offered numerous options for lucrative investments so we eventually counselled our financial adviser on our favorite choices.

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Trying to make sense of the primary market without the help of a stock broker is extremely difficult, especially if you do not understand how the stock market works.

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They knew there was quite a bit of interest out there for a new stock sale, so they decided to go into the primary market for the offering, instead of offering it to the public.

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