The Stock Market

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Seven Useful Stock Market Terms in Stock Market Trading

Understanding Seven Useful Stock Market Terms in Stock Market Trading

  1. Going long – buying a share.
  2. Selling long – selling a share.
  3. Going short – buying a share that the investor does not own.
  4. Selling short – selling a share that the investor does not own.
  5. Covering short – buying a share that the investor sold short.

Round lot – for reasons of convenience, buy and sell orders are usually requested in multiples of 100 shares.

Odd lot – orders that are not multiples of 100. Because these orders cause confusion and other problems, the fees charged for them are higher.

Useful Terms