The business of buying and selling shares is called - Related meaningsinsuring and insurancepensionsthe stock exchange around the worldaccounts, accountancy and accountantsrelating to money and possessionsrelated wordsbear noun business someone who expects the prices of stocks to fall, so they sell thembearish adjective a bearish market is one in which the prices of stocks are fallingbearish adjective expecting the prices of stocks to fallbearish adjective expecting the level of economic activity in general to fallbear market noun a situation in the stock market in which the prices of stocks are fallingbid noun business an offer to buy the shares in a company and take control of itbid price noun the price at which stock is bought on a stock exchangebondholder noun someone who owns government or corporation bondsbroker-dealer noun a person or company that buys and sells stocks, shares, or goods for other peoplebull noun business someone who expects the prices of stock to rise and may buy them so they can sell them later at a profitbullish adjective business a bullish market is one in which the prices of stocks are risingbullish adjective business expecting the prices of stocks to risebull market noun a situation in the stock market in which the prices of stocks are risingbull run noun a period during which prices of shares on the stock market are generally risingbuyback noun an arrangement in which someone agrees to buy back shares or property that they previously sold to someonebuyout noun a situation in which the managers or people employed in a company take control of it by buying all of its stockcapitalization noun the total value of all the shares in one or more companies on a marketclose verb business to have a particular value when people stop buying and selling on a stock exchange at the end of a daycontrolling interest noun a situation in which someone owns enough shares in a company to be able to make decisions about what the company doescorporate bond noun a type of bond (=official document given to someone who has lent money, promising to pay that money back) that is provided by a public companycorporate raider noun a person or organization that tries to take control of a company by buying a large number of its sharescorrection noun business a fall in values on the stock market following a period when values have risen very fastcrash verb economics if the stock market crashes, its value falls suddenlycrash noun economics a sudden fall in prices or in the value of the stock marketdark pool noun a system that allows stock market traders to trade large blocks of shares anonymously, with prices posted publicly only after deals are doneday trading noun the activity of buying shares and selling them for a profit later in the same daydealing room noun a room at a stock exchange where shares are bought and soldequities noun business company shares that can be bought and sold on a stock marketequity noun the value of a company’s sharesfloat verb business to start to sell a company’s shares on the stock marketfloat noun business the first time that a company starts to sell its shares on the stock marketfloor noun business an area where stock in companies is bought and soldflotation noun business the sale of stock in a company for the first timefutures market noun the activity of buying and selling shares, goods, or currency at an agreed price to be delivered at a time in the futuregain verb if a share of stock or the stock market gains its value increasesgo public business if a private company goes public, it becomes a public corporation by selling stock to peoplegray market noun the activity of buying and selling company shares before they are officially availablehedge verb to buy and sell shares in such a way that the risk of losing money is lowhft noun high-frequency trader: someone who uses sophisticated technology including very fast connections and computer algorithms to make trades in securities extremely quickly in order to gain an advantage over other tradershft noun high-frequency trading: the use of sophisticated technology including very fast connections and computer algorithms to make trades in securities extremely quickly in order to gain an advantage over other tradershigh-frequency trading noun the use of sophisticated technology including very fast connections and computer algorithms to make trades in securities extremely quickly in order to gain an advantage over other tradersholding noun a part of a company that someone owns in the form of a share or sharesipo noun initial public offering: an occasion when stock in a company is first sold to the publicirredeemable adjective irredeemable stock cannot be sold in return for moneyissue noun a set of things, for example shares in a company, that are made available to people at a particular timejobber noun business someone whose job is to sell stocks and bondslbo noun a leveraged buyoutleveraged buyout noun a way of taking control of a company by buying its stocks using borrowed money, with the intention of using money from the company to pay back what has been borrowedmanagement buyout noun a business deal in which the managers of a company buy all or the majority of its stock so that they own the companymarket noun economics a stock marketmarket capitalization noun a way of measuring the value of a company calculated by multiplying the number of the company’s shares by their price on the stock marketmarket maker noun someone whose job is to buy and sell stocks and shares for other people on the stock marketminer noun a share in a mining companyoffer price noun the price at which a company is willing to sell sharespar noun business the original value of a stock market sharepenny stock noun american a stock in a corporation that costs less than one dollar and usually has a very high riskp/e ratio noun price-earnings ratiopit noun the place where people buy and sell shares in a stock exchangeplay the (stock) market to invest in stocks or bonds because you want to make moneypremium noun business the amount by which the price of a share is higher than its original priceprice-earnings ratio noun a way of measuring the value of a company’s stock by dividing the price for each share by what the company earns for itprofit taking noun a situation where business people sell stock while it is rising in value in order to make a profitraid noun business an attempt by one business to take control of another by buying a lot of its sharesraider noun business a corporate raiderredeem verb to get money by selling stock that you own in a companyredemption noun the sale of stock that you own in a companyrights issue noun an offer of shares at a special low price by a company to people who already own shares in itscrip noun business a document giving you the right to a part of a share of stocksecurities noun documents showing that you own shares in a companysell-off noun american a situation in which a lot of stocks are sold at the same time, making prices go downshare noun relating to sharesshareholder noun british a stockholdershare option noun british a stock optionspread betting noun economics a type of betting on the stock market in which you win stock if the value of a company increases or decreases within a particular range of possible valuesstock noun business one of the equal parts into which the value of a company is dividedstockbroker noun someone whose job is to buy and sell shares in companies for other peoplestock exchange noun a place where people buy and sell shares in companiesthe stock exchange noun the stock marketstockholder noun american someone who owns stocks (=equal parts into which a company’s money is divided) in a company. Stock market noun a stock exchangethe stock market noun the activities connected with buying and selling shares in companiesthe stock market noun the value of the shares being sold in a stock exchangestock option noun american an opportunity to buy shares in the company that you work forsubscribe for to apply to buy stock in a companysubscription noun british an agreement to buy stock in a companytakeover noun a situation in which one company takes control of another company by buying a majority of its sharestmt abbreviation technology, media, and telecommunications: used for describing that area of business on the stock exchangetrade noun the activity of buying and selling stockstrading noun the activity of buying and selling stocks in companiesunderwriter noun business a financial institution that underwrites a company’s stock when it first becomes availableunit price noun the price of each single thing, especially a share in a companyunit trust noun british a mutual fundunlisted adjective business used about the stock of an unlisted company. ? let’s say you held 1,000 abc bank plc shares on the ex date of a rights issue that offers two new shares for every five held at 20p, then your entitlement would be:Two new shares for every five held on the ex date means that you could buy 400 new shares. Shares represent a portion of a company's assets and earnings (capital) though you do not own these assets; the company does, and you have no right to receive any profits it makes unless the board of directors decides to distribute them.