Financial Terms

Use the glossary to familiarize yourself with financial terms used in the Bull & Bear book series. 

Bull & Bear Dictionary

Bear – also known as Bear market where stock prices are falling

Big Board – located on Wall Street in New York City, also known as the New York Stock Exchange and is the worlds largest stock exchange

Bull – also known as Bull market where stock prices are rising

Closing Bell – Marks the end of the trading day, typically at 4:00 p.m.

Company – a legal entity representing an association of people with a specific objective

Dow – also known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Dow 30, is a stock market index (basket)
that tracks 30 large, U.S. publicly traded companies.

Green – the color stock prices turn when they are rising

NASDAQ – stands for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations. It is an
electronic marketplace for buying and selling securities. Also referred as the Nasdaq

Opening Bell –Marks the beginning of the trading day, typically at 9:30 a.m.

Red – the color stock prices turn when they are falling 

Stocks - also known as an equity is a security that represents a fractional ownership of a company

Stock Exchange – The market in which securities are traded (brought and sold)

S&P – also known as the S&P 500 Index, which is an index(basket) of 500 leading publicly traded
companies (stocks) in the U.S and utilized to gauge the performance of the stock market

Wall Street – Is a street
located in New York City and where a lot of investment firms are located who
trade securities

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