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Stock Exchange

Stock exchange (Civ5)
Building of the Industrial era
Cost 500 20xProduction5
Maintenance 0 20xGold5
Technology

Electricity (Civ5) Electricity

Specialists

2 Merchant (Civ5)

Effect

Stock exchange (Civ5)
Building of the Industrial era
Cost 500 20xProduction5
Maintenance 0 20xGold5
Technology

Electricity (Civ5) Electricity

Specialists

2 Merchant (Civ5)

Effect

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Game InfoEdit

Advanced money-boosting building. Requires Bank, Satrap's Court, or Hanse.

  • +3 20xGold5 Gold
  • +25% 20xGold5 Gold production in this city
  • 2 Merchant Specialist Slots
  • +1 20xScience5 Science with Mercantilism Social policy
  • +1 20xHappiness5 Happiness with Capitalism Freedom tenet

StrategyEdit

The Stock Exchange is the top gold-boosting building. Build it for a final kick in the city's output of gold, using its 2 specialists to further increase the base 20xGold5 Gold production. The city must have built a Bank (or Satrap's Court or Hanse) before the Stock Exchange can be constructed.

Historical InfoEdit

A stock exchange is an organization which allows people to buy and sell "stocks" - shares of ownership of businesses. In some cases, the stocks include voting rights, giving the owners some say in the management of the business. Some stocks also provide "dividends" in which a portion of the company's profits are annually paid to the stockholders. The primary (or at least the original) purpose of stock exchanges is to allow the owners of companies to raise money by selling a portion of their company to investors. As the value of the company rises, so does the value of the stock. And of course there's risk involved as well - if the value of the stock falls, so does the value of the investment. A modern stock exchange may also sell other powerful financial "instruments" such as bonds, securities, options, swaps and derivatives. When properly run, a stock exchange can turbo-charge an economy. When poorly managed, it can cause financial chaos and ruin.

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