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 While consumers are rattled from the perfect storm of rising inflation, a declining stock market and the war in Ukraine, people are still spending, although somewhat more cautiously. Shelley E. Kohan, Forbes, 17 May 2022 With fears of an impending recession increasing, both the stock market and crypto space could be in for more losses in the next couple of months. Fortune, 9 May 2022 Others are more optimistic about the risks that inflation poses to the stock market and economy. Matt Egan, CNN, 25 Apr. 2022 Rising incomes, a booming stock market and mortgage interest rates that fell below 3% during the pandemic opened up the $1-million possibility to a wider pool of buyers. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2022 By last summer and fall, though, many government programs were being ratcheted back, while the stock market and home prices soared. Michael E. Kanell, ajc, 21 Apr. 2022 Some saw their wealth further buoyed by a rising stock market and soaring home prices. New York Times, 20 Jan. 2022 This may be a good day to watch the stock market and the value of cryptocurrency closely. Lisa Stardust,, 7 Jan. 2022 Americans’ growing love affair with the automobile sparked the initial decline of the interurban in the early 20th century, but the area CS&C managed to hang on until the stock market crash of 1929. Rich Heileman, cleveland, 6 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stock market

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 May 2022

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“Stock market.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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2 : a market for particular stocks
3 : the market for stocks throughout a country

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