Market Maven

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Market Maven'

A slang term used to describe an investor who is "in-the-know." The term "market maven" usually refers to an individual who is a market participant with a great deal of knowledge and connections, thus having a trusted opinion on market events or speculation. Historical success in the market is typically the driving force behind those who are considered mavens and those who are not.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Market Maven'

In general, the term is used to describe consumers who have up-to-date information about products, places to shop and different markets. This definition makes sense when talking in the context of the stock market, as the nature of the market itself is highly speculative and based upon opinions in most cases. The media looks to market mavens for opinions and strategies for retail investors and onlookers to follow.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Warren Buffett

    Known as "the Oracle of Omaha", Buffett is Chairman of Berkshire ...
  2. Speculator

    A person who trades derivatives, commodities, bonds, equities ...
  3. Poop

    A slang term often used to describe inside information or people ...
  4. Whisper Number

    1. Traditionally, the unofficial and unpublished earnings per ...
  5. Market

    1. A medium that allows buyers and sellers of a specific good ...
  6. Mobile First Strategy

    Mobile first strategy is trend in website development where designing ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    The Intelligent Investor: Benjamin Graham

    Learn about the man who mentored Warren Buffett, who eventually became the investing "Oracle of Omaha".
  2. Active Trading

    Warren Buffett: How He Does It

    We look at the Sage of Omaha's methodology for evaluating value stocks.
  3. Investing Basics

    Think Like Warren Buffett

    They don't call him "The Oracle" for nothing. Learn how Buffett comes up with his winning picks.
  4. Retirement

    Consumer Confidence: A Killer Statistic

    The consumer confidence is key to any market economy, so investors need to learn the measures and how to analyze them.
  5. Options & Futures

    Financial Wisdom From Three Wise Men

    Learn nine simple rules to success from the talented Buffett, Gartman and Pearson.
  6. Investing Basics

    Explaining Market Value of Equity

    Market value of equity is the total value of all the outstanding stock as measured in the stock market at a particular time.
  7. Investing Basics

    What is Spread?

    Spread has several slightly different meanings depending on the context. Generally, spread refers to the difference between two comparable measures.
  8. Economics

    What is the Breakeven Point?

    In general, when gains or revenue earned equals the money spent to earn the gains or revenue, you’ve hit the breakeven point.
  9. Stock Analysis

    What is the Price-to-Sales Ratio?

    The price-to-sales ratio is an indicator of the value placed on each dollar of a company’s sales or revenues.
  10. Investing Basics

    What is Treasury Stock?

    Treasury stock is a company’s own stock that it holds in its treasury for later use.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Interest Rate Risk

    The risk that an investment's value will change due to a change in the absolute level of interest rates, in the spread between ...
  2. Income Effect

    In the context of economic theory, the income effect is the change in an individual's or economy's income and how that change ...
  3. Price-To-Sales Ratio - PSR

    A valuation ratio that compares a company’s stock price to its revenues. The price-to-sales ratio is an indicator of the ...
  4. Hurdle Rate

    The minimum rate of return on a project or investment required by a manager or investor. In order to compensate for risk, ...
  5. Market Value

    The price an asset would fetch in the marketplace. Market value is also commonly used to refer to the market capitalization ...
  6. Preference Shares

    Company stock with dividends that are paid to shareholders before common stock dividends are paid out. In the event of a ...
Trading Center