Last Updated on June 21, 2019 by Kevin Douglass
As part of our educational side of MS Money Moves, we’ve decided to further our curriculum by providing our users with basic vocabulary that any investor should know.
Bullish: A mentality or evidence-backed thesis that projects a rise in a stock’s price.
Bearish: A mentality or evidence-backed thesis that projects a fall in a stocks price.
Buy Limit: An order to buy a stock at a specific price.
Sell Limit: An order to sell a stock at a specific price.
Afterhours: The fluctuation of a stock’s price after the market has closed.
52 Week Range: A stock’s lowest – highest price in the past year.
EPS (Earnings Per Share): A company’s profits divided by the total number of all the shares owned by shareholders.
P/E Ratio: A stock’s price divided by its annual earnings per share.
Quarterly Report: The collective of a publicly traded company’s financial statements released every three months.
Average Volume: The total amount of shares traded over a given period of time.
Blue Chip Stocks: Publicly traded equity in a well-established and profitable company that has been operating for many years.
Pink Sheet Stocks: A stock that is traded between individuals rather than on an exchange.
SEC Filings: Formal financial reports of publicly traded companies filed by The Securities and Exchange Commission.
Market Value: The value something can sell for in its given marketplace.
OTC: Over-the-counter is off-exchange trading where a stock is bought and sold between individuals.
Trading Halt: A temporary suspension of a stock’s trading often due to a large announcement or press release.
We hope these definitions help you grasp common stock market jargon! For Stock Market Vocabulary Pt. 1, Click Here.