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Stock Market Terminology

  1. How do technical analysts interpret the Average Directional Index (ADI)?

  2. What are the differences between dilutive securities and antidilutive securities?

  3. Is the Dow Jones a public company?

  4. Is the Dow Jones a stock exchange?

  5. What do traders' hand signals mean on the trading floor?

  6. What's the difference between a market order and a limit order?

  7. What is the "percentage off the 52-week high or low"? How is this calculated?

  8. How much more will it cost me to buy an odd lot of shares?

  9. What does it mean when financial news reports say that more issues were sold than ...

  10. Why does after-hours trading (AHT) exist?

  11. What is the downtick-uptick rule on the NYSE?

  12. What is an odd-lot buyback?

  13. During what time does after-hours trading (AHT) occur?

  14. What is a stock ticker?

  15. Why are traders on the floor of the exchange?

  16. The “effective date” is defined as:

  17. What does "gather in the stops" mean?

  18. The "effective date" is defined as:

  19. What do the numbers that follow the bid and ask numbers in stock quotes represent? ...

  20. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

  21. What are reverse stock splits?

  22. What does it mean when someone says that a stock went up X points? Does this refer ...

  23. What's the smallest number of shares of stock that I can buy?

  24. What are defensive stocks?

  25. Does a stock split lead to the gapping up/down of the stock?

  26. Why are the bid and ask quotes usually so far away from each other in after-hours ...

  27. What exactly is a portfolio? Is it something I can carry around?

  28. How do I calculate how much I've gained or lost on a stock holding?

  29. How long does a stock that has done a reverse split keep the letter "D" at the end ...

  30. What is dead money?

  31. What are the "big uglies"?

  32. What do T+1, T+2 and T+3 mean?

  33. What is a "daisy chain"?

  34. What is a CUSIP number?

  35. What are the "Dogs of the Dow"?

  36. Does the closing price have to equal the last price traded?

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