Investor Glossary-stock tickerInvestor Glossary-stock tickerInvestor Glossary-stock tickerInvestor Glossary-stock tickerInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Stock Ticker

The HTML to link to this page
 

Stock ticker is another expression for "ticker" or "ticker tape," the scrolling display on trading floors, at the bottom of a television or computer screen. The stock ticker shows the last sale price and volume of an equity trade. The trades printed on the stock ticker are updated continually throughout the trading day. The expression "stock ticker" comes from "ticker tape machine," which was a mechanical device invented in the 1870s which recorded, sent, and then printed (by punching holes) stock prices over telegraph wires. Stock ticker has now also come to mean an identifying letter symbol required for a security to trade on an exchange or through an over-the-counter system. Also known as "stock ticker symbol" or "ticker symbol."



Rate this stock ticker definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: in escrow, irrevocable trust, FICO score, labor relations, required rate of return, current ratio, debt service coverage, margin rate, risk management, retained earnings, covered put, 1035 exchange, average price per share, phantom income, 144a, Key Rate Duration, implied volatility, quality assurance, cancelled check, reverse mortgage, stock market close, limit order, inflation, liquidity ratio, diluted share, command economy, option premium, EBITDA, ex-dividend, minority interest, FTSE, annual return, 401a, LIBOR, balance sheet, wholly-owned subsidiary, per diem, ex-dividend date, Zero Cost Collar, deferred revenue, stock split, 1031 exchange, VIX, real GDP, deferred tax, class C shares, open position, dividends payable, APR


Investor Glossary | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
Investor Glossary Index >>> # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
©2004-2014 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use