Euronext: What is it?

Euronext Exchange Overview

Euronext - what is it?

Euronext is the leading financial market and stock exchange on the European continent. More than 1,500 securities are listed on it, with a market capitalization exceeding 4 trillion. Euro. Euronext is the largest stock exchange in Europe and the seventh largest in the world.

How to invest in Euronext?

You can invest in Euronext in several ways:

  •  Investing in ENX shares (which represent a real company);
  •  Trading the Euronext 100 Index or other indices managed by Euronext;
  •  Investing in selected ETFs that track Euronext or individual sectors within it;
  •  Investing in the main stocks listed on Euronext by selecting them to create a well-balanced portfolio.

All of these options have one thing in common: they can be traded using CFDs or contracts for difference. These are derivatives that replicate the price of a security (stock, index, ETF, etc.) and allow it to be traded up or down (short sale) without paying commissions.
For these purposes, it is important to use reliable and regulated brokers.

Important facts about Euronext

On September 22, 2000, the Euronext financial market was created as a result of the merger of the Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris stock exchanges.

In July 2001, Euronext went public, conducting an initial public offering and increasing its capitalization.

At the end of 2001, Euronext acquired the London futures market by purchasing shares of LIFFE (London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange).

In 2002, Portuguese stock exchanges joined the Euronext group, including Euronext Lisbon, Interbolsa and Bolsa de Valores de Losboa and Porto.

In 2005, Eurolist was launched, which later became Euronext - a single market in which all companies were classified into groups A, B and C according to market capitalization.

In May 2005, a market segment dedicated to small and medium-sized businesses was launched.

In May 2006, a very important agreement was concluded between Euronext and the New York Stock Exchange, which will create an international colossus, combining their two businesses.

In 2007, the merger with the New York Stock Exchange was completed, creating NYSE Euronext.

In 2009, NYSE Euronext, together with BNP Paribas, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase, launched SmartPool (electronic exchange, dark pool).

In 2012, a major merger was attempted between NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse, which would create an exchange colossus between America and Europe. The European Commission later blocked this attempt.

Since 2014, Euronext has been an independent company listed on the markets of Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels.

The modern look of Euronext

Euronext was founded as the largest stock exchange on the European continent. Initially under the idea of European New Exchange Technology, then under the acronym Euronext. Today it includes several stock exchanges, including: Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Lisbon, Dublin, Oslo and Paris. Euronext's listings include stocks, ETFs, warrants, bonds, derivatives, commodities and indices.

The company's operational headquarters are in Paris and its historical and legal headquarters are in Amsterdam. Today, Euronext represents more than 5 national markets. They present the best European stocks and the largest companies in each country that are part of Euronext.

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