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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The threat pushed stock markets down as investors feared applying tariffs on Mexican products could hurt corporate earnings, increase prices for U.S. consumers and crimp economic growth. Corrie Driebusch, WSJ, "Stocks Fall as Trump’s Mexico Tariff Threat Rattles Markets," 31 May 2019 Unlike the construction trades, that can be hampered by everything from the weather to the stock market, not so with the mechanic, who works indoors, clocks a regular work day with overtime when needed, and that’s about it. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 Shenzhen Transsion will be among the first batch of companies to list on Shanghai’s new board, which wants to become a stock market for the country’s best technology companies—essentially China’s take on Nasdaq. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "China’s Mobile-Phone Giant in Africa," 19 Apr. 2019 The risks, which are mandatory for companies to detail as part of a stock market listing, are a kind of worst-case scenario for the business. Faiz Siddiqui, The Seattle Times, "As it gets set for IPO, Lyft outlines all the reasons ride-sharing could fail," 25 Mar. 2019 Never mind the policy issues at play amid an ongoing government shutdown, a slumping stock market, and a border crisis in which two migrant children have died while in U.S. custody. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Have We Learned Nothing From 2016 About How to Cover Women in Politics?," 3 Jan. 2019 With the exception of the Lemons show, the uncomfortable air of old money and a bull stock market loomed. Tamara Warren, The Verge, "Monterey Car Week is where the past and future of automobiles collide," 29 Aug. 2018 Although the economy remains strong, with low unemployment, a healthy stock market, and solid consumer confidence, finding a new vehicle that fits a need for affordability could be tough, the analysts said. Eric D. Lawrence,, "In the market for a used car? Tariff talks might benefit you," 5 July 2018 That's when the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a stock market listing reserved for solid blue-chip stocks, booted GE from the list after more than a century. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "General Electric's downward spiral continues to slam retirees," 29 June 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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