Business / Finance / Downturn: Move down in a particular stock. On U.S. stock exchanges, you cannot sell a stock short on a downtick.

Profit Taking

Business / Finance / Profit Taking: Action by short-term securities traders to cash in on gains created by a sharp market rise, which pushes prices down temporarily but implies an upward market trend. See: Ring the [cash] register. MORE

Cyclical Stock

Business / Finance / Cyclical Stock: The lowest rate of return acceptable on investments. MORE

Thinly Traded

Business / Taxes / Thinly Traded: A particular stock, sector, or market is said to be thinly traded if transactions occur only infrequently, and there are a limited number of interested buyers and sellers. Prices of thinly traded secu MORE

Market Risk

Business / Finance / Market Risk: Risk that cannot be diversified away. Related: Systematic risk MORE

Index Fund

Business / Finance / Index Fund: An investment/trading strategy that exploits divergences between actual and theoretical futures prices. An example is the simultaneous buying (selling) of stock index futures (i.e., S&P 500) while sel MORE


Business / Finance / Depression: In the context of stocks, stock whose market price is low in comparison to stocks in its sector. MORE