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A "stock market" is any type of exchange where stocks or shares are bought and sold. The term "the stock market" is often used colloquially to refer to the world's biggest stock exchanges such as the New York Stock Excha... More »

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A market basket is a list of consumer goods and services that is used to track financial information about the stock market, according to Investopedia. Market baskets also sample a range of stocks, bonds and other securi... More »

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The NASDAQ symbol for gold is GC. Gold was the monetary standard in the United States until 1971 when President Nixon closed the "gold window" and ended the practice. California and Oregon continue to operate on a gold s... More »

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A three-for-two stock split is defined as a corporate more to increase the number of stock shares on the market by giving shareholders three shares of stock in exchange for every two shares held, according to Investopedi... More »

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Total stock market index funds are mutual funds or exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that replicate the exposure to every stock or security held on a particular exchange, country or particular threshold, known as a market ... More »

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The S&P 500 is a market index that uses the market-value weighted average of 500 stocks chosen by a committee, while the Nasdaq is a market index that averages the performance of all of the stocks currently traded on the... More »

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The NYSE is short for the New York Stock Exchange, a large stock market exchange where companies can offer stocks through stockbrokers and shareholders can buy them. As of 2015 it is the largest stock exchange in the wor... More »

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