barometer stock

barometer stock
A security whose financial performance and price is regarded as an indication of the overall financial health of a stock market.

Accounting dictionary. 2014.

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  • barometer stock — ➔ stock1 * * * barometer stock UK US noun [C or U] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET ► a share whose performance is believed to show how a stock market is developing or changing in general → See also BELLWETHER(Cf. ↑bellwether …   Financial and business terms

  • Barometer Stock — A security whose price pattern is regarded as an indicator of the state of the overall market. All bellwether stocks are also barometer stocks …   Investment dictionary

  • barometer stock —  A stock whose price movements are representative of general market conditions …   American business jargon

  • barometer stock — A security whose performance and price is regarded as an indicator of the overall health of the market. It will be a widely held blue chip with a stable price record …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • stock — physical items ( inventory) that a business uses in its production process or has for sale in the ordinary course of doing business. Glossary of Business Terms Ownership of a corporation indicated by shares, which represent a piece of the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Stock — Ownership of a corporation which is represented by shares which represent a piece of the corporation s assets and earnings. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. stock stock 1 [stɒk ǁ stɑːk] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] especially… …   Financial and business terms

  • barometer — [bə räm′ət ər] n. [ BARO + METER] 1. an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, esp. an aneroid barometer or an evacuated and graduated glass tube (mercury barometer) in which a column of mercury rises or falls as the pressure of the… …   English World dictionary

  • barometer — Economic and market data that represent an overall trend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an example of a stock market barometer. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * barometer ba‧rom‧e‧ter [bəˈrɒmtə ǁ ˈrɑːmtər] noun [countable] ECONOMICS… …   Financial and business terms

  • Stock exchange — A stock exchange, share market or bourse is a corporation or mutual organization which provides trading facilities for stock brokers and traders, to trade stocks and other securities. Stock exchanges also provide facilities for the issue and… …   Wikipedia

  • stock market — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. the market, the exchange, syndicate; see business 1 , market 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. stock exchange, stock brokerage, American Stock Exchange, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ. WORD FIND • agent who …   English dictionary for students

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