STOCK MARKET VOCABULARY
- Bear Market: Prices go down.
- Broker: A person who buys or sells an investment for you [stocks, bonds, commodities, etc.
- Bull Market: Prices go up.
- Dividend: A dividend is a portion of a company's earnings that is paid out to shareholders on a quarterly or annual basis.
- Exchange: An exchange is a place in which options, futures, and shares in stocks, bonds, indexes, and commodities are traded.
- Margin: A margin account lets a person borrow money from a broker to purchase securities.
- Market Maker: A market maker is a person, brokerage, bank, or institution that maintains a permanent firm bid and ask price on a certain stock.
- Volume: The number of shares of stock traded during a particular time period.