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Stock Trading Terms & Wall Street Lingo

Placing Orders & Related Terms

Stock market terminology related to placing orders. 



Market Order

Limit Order

Day Order

Good-til-Canceled Order

Also: GTD Order

All-or-None Order

Stop-Loss / Trailing Stop-Loss


Also: Ask, Offer, Spread.

Market Maker

Account-Types & Related Terms

Terminology related to accounts, funds, stock brokers, and more.

Short Selling / Short Trade

Also: Shorting


Also: Leverage

Position Sizing

Mutual Fund

ETF / Inverse ETF

Managed Account

Financial Advisor / Stock Broker

IPO (Initial Public Offering)

Bull & Bear Market Terms

Terminology related to market conditions and types of trades.

Trend Following

Bull Market

Bear Market

Also known as:


Also: Leverage

Entry Point


Pyramiding / Scaling

Pairs Trade (Long-Short)

Also known as:

Our Favorite Stock Trading Slang

Stock market terminology related to accounts, funds, stock brokers, and more.

Sucker Pop

The Box

Torus (Jumping the Torus)

Profit Factor

Hall-of-Fame Trader


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