What is the “VIX”?

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What is the VIX and what does it measure? Definition: VIX Volatility Index The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, is a real-time market index that represents the market’s expectation of 30-day forward-looking volatility. It provides a measure of market risk and investors’ sentiments. It is also known by other names such as the “Fear Gauge” or “Fear Index.” Investors look …

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What are “Boomer Stocks”?

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What are boomer stocks? Definition: Boomer Stock Boomer stocks are typically traditional value stocks. They tend to be stable and profitable companies that usually provide good dividends. Blue chip stocks. Origin Boomer stocks are the Wall Street Bet equivalent to calling someone a boomer. It is considered to be an insult, even though boomer stocks …

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What does it mean to have “Paper hands”?

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What does it mean in stock market forums when someone says paper hands? Definition: Paper Hands A term That describes an investor that sells at the slightest profit, or at the slightest loss out of fear. Paper hands is the opposite of diamond hands. Origin Paper hands is another invention of online trading forums. It …

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What does “short” mean in the stock market?

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What does it mean to be short on a stock or to short a stock? Definition: Short In finance, being short in an asset means investing in such a way that the investor will profit if the value of the asset falls. This is the opposite of a more conventional “long” position, where the investor will profit if the value of the asset rises. Origin …

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What is a stock market “Bag Holder”?

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What does it mean to be a bag holder on the stock market? Definition: Bag Holder A bag holder is a popular term used to describe an investor who holds a position in a security that decreases in value until it descends into worthlessness. Bag holders stubbornly retain their holdings for an extended period, during which …

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Inspiring Quotes

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On the eve of what is setting up to be a wild day on the stock market, I thought it would be important to reflect on this saying. “Bulls make money, bears make money, pigs get slaughtered” Old Wall Street saying Many credit this quote to Mad Money’s Jim Cramer. However it is actually an …

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What is a “Shill”?

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What is a shill? Definition: Shill In most cases, shill refers to someone who purposely gives onlookers, participants or “marks” the impression of an enthusiastic customer independent of the seller, marketer or con artist, for whom they are secretly working. Origin The word originally denoted a carnival worker who pretended to be a member of the …

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