Canadian Securities Exchange

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Canadian Securities Exchange
Type Stock Exchange
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Owner CNSX Markets Inc.
Key people Thomas S. Caldwell (Chairman)
Ned Goodman (Deputy Chairman)
Richard Carleton (CEO)
Currency CAD

Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), formerly the Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX), is an alternative stock exchange in Canada. It was the first full stock market to be approved by the Ontario Securities Commission in the past 70 years.[1] The CSE offers simplified reporting requirements and reduced barriers to listing. It is an alternative for micro cap and emerging companies. It had been known as CNQ until the organization re-branded itself in November 2008.[2] It is fully automated, rather than using the traditional "open outcry" physical trading floor system.

The CSE is located in Toronto, Ontario and maintains a branch office in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In September 2007 CNSX started operating a service called Pure Trading, an electronic communication network where most of the stocks listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange can be traded.


The exchange's normal trading sessions are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET on all days of the week except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays declared by the exchange in advance.[3]


In 2009, DundeeWealth stated that it had made an unspecified but "strategic" investment in CNSX.[4]

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