This book explores the ways in which global stock exchanges work. A stock exchange or share market is a corporation or mutual organisation which provides "trading" facilities for stock brokers and traders to trade stocks and other securities. Stock exchanges also provide facilities for the issue and redemption of securities as well as other financial instruments and capital events including the payment of income and dividends. The initial offering of stocks and bonds to investors is by definition done in the primary market and subsequent trading is done in the secondary market. This book is dedicated to understanding the stability, interrelations and roles of these global stock markets. The various factors which drive the supply and demand in stock markets, and subsequently affect the price of stocks, is examined as well.