ticker tape

Computerized device that relays to investors around the world the stock symbol and the latest price and volume on securities as they are traded. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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ticker tape ˈticker ˌtape noun
1. [uncountable] long narrow paper on which information or news is printed by a special machine as soon as events have happened
2. [singular] FINANCE a computer screen that shows information about the buying and selling of shares:

• Several large trades showed on the ticker tape.

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   An electronic display showing prices at which each successive trade is executed on a stock exchange, together with the trading volume and the share's identifying symbols. (Figure 14.)
   ► See also Ticker Symbol.

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ticker tape UK US noun [U]
COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET a system of messages that move across a screen on a website, television, etc., giving the latest information about a particular thing: »

The home page has a ticker tape running continuously across the top.

IT, STOCK MARKET a computer system used by stock markets to send information about shares to investors so they can react immediately if there is anything they want to buy or sell: »

On the ticker tape, the numbers reflect your price.

STOCK MARKET a system of printing stock market information on long, thin pieces of paper, used before computers to help investors make quick decisions: »

The ticker tape tracked the stock market fall.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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