stock market

stock market
an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers (Freq. 5)
Members of this Topic:
Hypernyms: ↑exchange
Instance Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑market, ↑securities industry

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noun, pl ⋯ -kets
1 [noncount] : the business or activity of buying and selling stocks

We lost money in the stock market.

He made a lot of money playing the stock market. [=buying and selling stocks]

2 [count] : a system for buying and selling stocks or a place where stocks are bought and sold

International stock markets saw declines at the end of the trading day.

The stock market [=the total value of stocks traded on the stock market] dropped 15 points today.

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ˈstock market [stock market stock markets] (also market) noun
the business of buying and selling shares in companies and the place where this happens; a stock exchange

to make money on the stock market

a stock market crash

(= when prices of shares fall suddenly and people lose money)
See also:market  
The economy
Managing the economy
handle/run/manage the economy
boost investment/spending/employment/growth
stimulate demand/the economy/industry
cut/reduce investment/spending/borrowing
reduce/curb/control/keep down inflation
create/fuel growth/demand/a boom/a bubble
encourage/foster/promote/stimulate/stifle innovation/competition
encourage/work with/compete with the private sector
increase/boost/promote US/agricultural exports
ban/restrict/block cheap/foreign imports
the economy grows/expands/shrinks/contracts/slows (down)/recovers/improves/is booming
enjoy an economic/housing/property boom
Economic problems
push up/drive up prices/costs/inflation
damage/hurt/destroy industry/the economy
cause/lead to/go into/avoid/escape recession
experience/suffer a recession/downturn
fight/combat inflation/deflation/unemployment
cause/create inflation/poverty/unemployment
create/burst a housing/stock market bubble
cause/trigger a stock market crash/the collapse of the banking system
face/be plunged into a financial/an economic crisis
be caught in/experience cycles of boom and bust
Public finance
cut/reduce/slash/increase/double the defence/(especially US) defense/education/aid budget
increase/boost/slash/cut public spending
increase/put up/raise/cut/lower/reduce taxes
raise/cut/lower/reduce interest rates
ease/loosen/tighten monetary policy
balance the (state/federal) budget
achieve/maintain a balanced budget
run a ($4 trillion) budget deficit/surplus
more collocations at ↑politics, ↑voting

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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