I’m not too savvy on the details, but I get the general gist of the way the stock market works. What I don’t understand is recent new articles saying stuff like “Investors around the world have been selling off stocks as they come to realize that financial systems in the United States and other countries need more than government bailouts to fix them.” (AP)
As far as I understand it, you can’t just sell stock into the ether. Each stock transaction includes a buyer and a seller, no? How can there possibly be more buying than selling going on or vice versa?