stock market


Definition of stock market 

2a : a market for particular stocks

b : the market for stocks throughout a country

Examples of stock market in a Sentence

We lost money in the stock market. International stock markets saw declines at the end of the trading day.

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More on Verizon Shares rose 4% in Tuesday afternoon trading, even as the broader stock market tumbled. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "Verizon Adds Phone Customers But Oath Revenue Weakens," 23 Oct. 2018 The median pay for energy sector chief executives at firms in that stock market index was $12.7 million in 2017. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: The EPA won't change policy after Pruitt. But it might be more transparent about it.," 10 July 2018 Because of those companies’ large sizes, moves in their stock prices have big impacts on stock market indexes. Matt Phillips, New York Times, "Stock Markets Slip on Trade Policy Fears," 25 June 2018 Obama’s disclosure forms, for example, showed him to own broad stock market index funds as well as US government bonds. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Michael Cohen’s LLC got secret corporate payments. America needs to know if Trump's shell companies did too.," 9 May 2018 The earlier round of sanctions caused the ruble to slide and the Russian stock market to tumble. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "Russia wants US military out of Syria. But it still needs US to help bring peace.," 17 Apr. 2018 While the luncheon was taking place, the stock market was tumbling on fears of a trade war and imminent rate hikes. Robert Channick,, "Fed Chairman Jerome Powell tells Chicago audience it's too soon to know economic impact of China trade dispute," 6 Apr. 2018 That's why the stock market tumbled Wednesday morning and soybean farmers are panicking. The Washington Post,, "Analysis: China just punched US back over trade; is it time to worry?," 4 Apr. 2018 That means a bear market will occur at some point, and the stock market will tumble at least 20% from its peak. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "How your 401(k) can survive and thrive in the next bear market," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stock market

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of stock market

: the business or activity of buying and selling stocks

: a system for buying and selling stocks or a place where stocks are bought and sold

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Kids Definition of stock market

: a place where shares of stock are bought and sold

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Legal Definition of stock market 

2 : a market for particular stocks

3 : the market for stocks throughout a country

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