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Stock Market Terminology

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

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

  3. What is a stock ticker?

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

  5. The “effective date” is defined as:

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

  7. The "effective date" is defined as:

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

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

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

  11. How does the ISIN numbering system work?

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

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

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

  15. What is a CUSIP number?

  16. What is dead money?

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

  18. What is a "daisy chain"?

  19. What does it mean when someone says that a stock went up X points? Does this refer to a percentage or numerical value?

  20. What are defensive stocks?

  21. What are the "big uglies"?

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

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

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

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

  26. How long does a stock that has done a reverse split keep the letter "D" at the end of its symbol?

  27. What are reverse stock splits?

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

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

  30. What is an odd-lot buyback?

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