Stock Watcher

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Stock Watcher'

A computer program that continually monitors trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The stock watcher program is set up to isolate unusual trading activity resulting from rumors, manipulations or other illegal practices. In other words, the stock watcher helps maintain above-board trading on the NYSE.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Stock Watcher'

If the stock watcher finds something amiss, the NYSE takes the appropriate action. This could mean requesting further information from the parties involved or turning the case over to the Securities and Exchange Commission. With approximately 8,000 issues (not counting European Structured Products) from more than 55 countries listed on the NYSE, the stock watcher provides valuable oversight assistance.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Securities And Exchange Commission ...

    A government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities ...
  2. Manipulation

    The act of artificially inflating or deflating the price of a ...
  3. Insider Trading

    The buying or selling of a security by someone who has access ...
  4. New York Stock Exchange - NYSE

    A stock exchange based in New York City, which is considered ...
  5. Indicative Match Price

    The price at which the maximum volume of orders can be executed ...
  6. Paper Trade

    Using simulated trading to practice buying and selling securities ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. No results found.
Related Articles
  1. Markets

    What Investors Can Learn From Insider Trading

    Some insider trading is actually legal - and can be extremely telling for investors.
  2. Economics

    Portfolio Mismanagement: 7 Common Stock Errors

    Don't lose your shirt over these seven simple - and preventable - investment follies.
  3. Personal Finance

    The Birth Of Stock Exchanges

    Learn how British coffeehouses helped give rise to the juggernaut that is the NYSE.
  4. Options & Futures

    The NYSE And Nasdaq: How They Work

    Learn some of the important differences in the way these exchanges operate and the securities that trade on them.
  5. Options & Futures

    Terrorism's Effects On Wall Street

    Terrorist activity tends to have a negative impact on the markets. Find out how to take cover.
  6. Trading Systems & Software

    What Is A Trader's Worst Nightmare?

    A little preparation will make sure you protect your trading space from everyday
  7. Trading Systems & Software

    Build a Profitable Trading Model In 7 Easy Steps

    Trading models can provide a powerful tool for building profit. Traders can use and customize existing trading models or build an original model. This article provides seven steps to building ...
  8. Trading Strategies

    Risk Management Techniques For Shorting Call Options

    Shorting covered calls is a popular options trade strategy. Here are the methods to mitigate the risk/loss and enhance profits for selling covered calls
  9. Fundamental Analysis

    Making Sense Of The Dow Reaching Record Levels

    When gauging the Dow's shifts in order to assess the U.S. economy and make investment decisions, one must know what the Dow represents,and what it doesn't.
  10. Investing Basics

    The Most Popular Bitcoin Mining Software

    Success at mining bitcoins depends on the combination of time, knowledge, computer hardware and the complementary software.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Sunk Cost

    A cost that has already been incurred and thus cannot be recovered. A sunk cost differs from other, future costs that a business ...
  2. Technical Skills

    1. The knowledge and abilities needed to accomplish mathematical, engineering, scientific or computer-related duties, as ...
  3. Prepaid Expense

    A type of asset that arises on a balance sheet as a result of business making payments for goods and services to be received ...
  4. Gordon Growth Model

    A model for determining the intrinsic value of a stock, based on a future series of dividends that grow at a constant rate. ...
  5. Cost Accounting

    A type of accounting process that aims to capture a company's costs of production by assessing the input costs of each step ...
  6. Law Of Supply

    A microeconomic law stating that, all other factors being equal, as the price of a good or service increases, the quantity ...
Trading Center