Stock Terms and Definitions

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Stock Terms and Definitions
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Stock Terms and Definitions
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  1. share of stock
    a fractional share of ownership in a business
  2. stockbroker
    an agent that charges a fee or commission for executing buy and sell orders submitted by an investor
  3. stock market
    the market in which shares of publicly held companies are issued and traded either through exchanges or over-the-counter markets
  4. bear market
    a market condition in which the prices of securities are falling, and widespread pessimism causes the negative sentiment to be self-sustaining
  5. bull market
    a financial market of a group of securities in which prices are rising or are expected to rise
  6. return
    the gain or loss of a security in a particular period
  7. profit
    a financial benefit that is realized when the amount of revenue gained from a business activity exceeds the expenses, costs and taxes needed to sustain the activity
  8. loss
    an order placed with a broker to sell a security when it reaches a certain price
  9. speculation
    the act of trading in an asset, or conducting a financial transaction, that has a significant risk of losing most or all of the initial outlay, in expectation of a substantial gain
  10. Dow Jones Industrial average
    a price-weighted average of 30 significant stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq
  11. NASDAQ
    a global electronic marketplace for buying and selling securities, as well as the benchmark index for U.S. technology stocks
  12. New York Stock Exchange
    a stock exchange based in New York City, which is considered the largest equities-based exchange in the world based on total market capitalization of its listed securities
  13. S&P 500
    an index of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry grouping, among other factors
  14. Wall Street
    a street in lower Manhattan that is the original home of the New York Stock Exchange

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