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stock market

noun [C] (also stockmarket)
 
 
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
the activity of buying and selling shares in particular companies, and the people and organizations involved in this: It's not a good time to invest in the stock market. The company is planning to float on the stock market. There are more than 2,000 firms listed on London's stock market. In a volatile stock market, the dull, worthy stocks are often the safest option.the stock market closes/opens The stock market closed 5.77% higher at 1,822.45 points.a stock market rises/falls The Japanese stock market fell over 100 points. The current stock market crash is the worst since the 1970s oil crisis. Returns on stock market investments declined.Asian/European/world etc. stock markets Corporate giants are still dominating world stock markets.
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(Definition of stock market from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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