The Stockholm Stock Exchange, also known as Nasdaq Stockholm or Stockholmsbörsen in Swedish, is the primary stock exchange in Sweden. It was founded in 1863 and is located in Stockholm, the country's capital. Nasdaq Stockholm is a part of Nasdaq Nordic, which is a subsidiary of Nasdaq, Inc., an American multinational financial services corporation. Nasdaq Nordic operates several stock exchanges in the Nordic and Baltic regions, including those in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and the Baltic countries.
The Stockholm Stock Exchange facilitates trading in a variety of financial instruments, such as equities, bonds, derivatives, and exchange-traded products. It provides a platform for Swedish and international companies to raise capital by listing their shares and offers investors a regulated, transparent environment for trading financial instruments.
The main stock market index for the Stockholm Stock Exchange is the OMX Stockholm 30 Index (OMXS30), which comprises the 30 largest and most actively traded stocks on the exchange. The OMXS30 is a market capitalization-weighted index, meaning that the weight of each stock in the index is determined by its market capitalization, with larger companies having a greater impact on the index's performance.
In addition to the OMXS30, the Stockholm Stock Exchange also has other indices that represent various market segments, such as the OMX Stockholm All-Share Index, which covers all listed shares on the exchange, and the OMX Stockholm Small Cap Index, which focuses on small-cap companies.
The Stockholm Stock Exchange is regulated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) and follows both Swedish and international regulatory standards to ensure market integrity and investor protection. Companies listed on the exchange must adhere to strict listing requirements and ongoing disclosure obligations to maintain their listing status.