Information on a stock’s latest trading price. This is sometimes delayed by as much as 20 minutes unless you’re using an actual broker or trading platform.


A rapid increase in the general price level of the market or of a given stock’s price.


A group of stocks that are in the same business. An example is the technology sector, which includes companies like Apple and Microsoft.

Stock Symbol

A unique alphabetic symbol that represents a publicly traded company on a stock exchange. Also known as a ticker.


This refers to the measure of the return on an investment that’s received from the payment of a dividend.