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.
Recent Examples on the Web The initial stock market reaction was muted, with shares of Verizon down 1%, Comcast and Altice about unchanged, and Charter Communications up 1%. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Verizon Unbundles Cable for Cord Cutters," 9 Jan. 2020 There’s little, if any, correlation between bitcoin and stock market performance. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "What the booming stock market means for bitcoin," 9 Jan. 2020 Before the decadelong stock market boom, these policies were just 4% of sales in 2008. ... Leslie Scism, WSJ, "It’s the Hottest Thing in Life Insurance. Are Buyers Aware of the Risks?," 3 Jan. 2020 And, along with an unemployment rate at 50-year lows, the stock market’s surge is supporting spending by consumers, who are the main driver of growth in the American economy. Matt Phillips, New York Times, "A Simple Investment Strategy That Worked in 2019: Buy Almost Anything," 31 Dec. 2019 Politics will be front and center, and the November 2020 presidential election could throw a wrench into the stock market rally. Anneken Tappe, CNN, "What 2020 could bring for the stock market," 31 Dec. 2019 Americans’ growing love affair with the automobile sparked the initial decline of the interurban in the early 20th century, but the CS&C managed to hang on until the stock market crash of 1929. Rich Heileman, cleveland, "River pylons a reminder of interurban age: Around The Town," 13 Dec. 2019 After the Fed issued its statement, stock market indexes rose modestly and bond yields dipped, apparently in expectation of continued low rates. Christopher Rugaber,, "Federal Reserve leaves rates unchanged, hints no moves next year," 11 Dec. 2019 Investors capped a day of light trading on Wall Street ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday by serving up another set of stock market record highs., "Modest gains drive US stock indexes to more record highs - The Boston Globe," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of stock market

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stock market was in 1809

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17 Jan 2020

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“Stock market.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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