As part of our educational side of MS Money Moves, we’ve decided to further our curriculum by providing our users with basic vocabulary that any investor should know.
Bullish: A mentality or evidence-backed thesis that projects a rise in a stock’s price.
Bearish: A mentality or evidence-backed thesis that projects a fall in a stocks price.
Buy Limit: An order to buy a stock at a specific price.
Sell Limit: An order to sell a stock at a specific price.
Afterhours: The fluctuation of a stock’s price after the market has closed.
52 Week Range: A stock’s lowest – highest price in the past year.
EPS (Earnings Per Share): A company’s profits divided by the total number of all the shares owned by shareholders.
P/E Ratio: A stock’s price divided by its annual earnings per share.
Quarterly Report: The collective of a publicly traded company’s financial statements released every three months.
Average Volume: The total amount of shares traded over a given period of time.
Blue Chip Stocks: Publicly traded equity in a well-established and profitable company that has been operating for many years.
Pink Sheet Stocks: A stock that is traded between individuals rather than on an exchange.
SEC Filings: Formal financial reports of publicly traded companies filed by The Securities and Exchange Commission.
Market Value: The value something can sell for in its given marketplace.
OTC: Over-the-counter is off-exchange trading where a stock is bought and sold between individuals.
Trading Halt: A temporary suspension of a stock’s trading often due to a large announcement or press release.
We hope these definitions help you grasp common stock market jargon! For Stock Market Vocabulary Pt. 1, Click Here.
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