Following changes to galactic laws which legalized open trading of stocks and shares the Teladi company quickly established a number of these stock exchanges. Anyone with a few credits can now purchase shares in a variety of commodities, companies, and corporations. Even in the short time that these stations have been trading many fortunes have been gained and lost. Each transaction incurs a small transaction fee which the Teladi company claims for services rendered. - X3: Albion Prelude Encyclopedia.