Which of these 5 tags can be merged? Which differ, and how?

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Stock-exchanges and stock-markets, maybe. If there's a difference, I don't know what it is.

Shares and stocks, I'm not sure of. You can have shares in something that aren't formally shares of stock -- I have a share in a local community funded farm, for example -- but I don't know whether that distinction will ever apply here.

Analysis is probably separate. Whether that should be merged/broadened to investment-analysis, I dunno.

  • a stock exchange can encompass multiple markets and venues - see ICE for example - so they are distinct. Stocks and shares differ as you stated
    – MD-Tech
    Commented Oct 4, 2023 at 16:50
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    I'm not sure the typical question author is going to understand or correctly apply the exchange versus market distinction, but I don't have enough opinion to have a preference.
    – keshlam
    Commented Oct 4, 2023 at 16:58
  • I feel that a proper tag description rather than anything else is the prudent course of action
    – MD-Tech
    Commented Oct 14, 2023 at 18:24
  • Good enough, if someone is volunteering to do that. I'm not it, clearly.
    – keshlam
    Commented Oct 14, 2023 at 18:59

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