Cyclical Stock

Business / Taxes / Cyclical Stock: Cyclical stocks tend to rise in value during an upturn in the economy and fall during a downturn. They usually include stock in industries that flourish in good times, including airlines, automobiles, and travel and leisure. In contrast, stock in industries that provide necessities such as food, electricity, gas, and health care products tend to be more price-stable. Companies that provide services that reduce the expenses of other companies also are usually more stable. Those stocks are sometimes called countercyclicals.

Other Words for Stock

Stock Verb Synonyms: supply, store, inventory, stockpile, reserve, reservoir, cache, hoard, wares, merchandise, goods, selection, assortment, range, variety, array
Stock Adjective Synonyms: livestock, (domestic or farm) animals, cattle, beasts, horses, cows, oxen, sheep, goats
Stock Noun Synonyms: pedigree, bloodline, house, dynasty, (line of) descent, genealogy, extraction, roots, lineage, family, ancestry, parentage, breeding, heritage
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Countercyclical Stock

Business / Taxes / Countercyclical Stock: Stocks described as countercyclical tend to continue to maintain their value and provide regular income when the economy is slowing down or staying flat and gain in value as the economy expands. Compa MORE

Small-Capitalization Stock

Business / Taxes / Small-Capitalization Stock: Shares of relatively small publicly traded corporations with a total market capitalization of less than $2.3 billion are typically considered small-capitalization, or small-cap, stocks. That number is MORE

Split Stock

Business / Finance / Split Stock: Two different ratings given to the same security by two important rating agencies. MORE

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