Wall Street

Generic term for firms that buy, sell, and underwrite securities. The New York Times Financial Glossary
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Generic term for the securities industry firms that buy, sell, and underwrite securities. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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The name of the famous street on which the New York Stock Exchange and other major financial institutions are located. Financial Services Glossary

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Wall Street ˈWall Street noun FINANCE
1. the New York Stock Exchange, situated in Wall Street in Manhattan
2. American financial institutions and investors in general:

• Wall Street analysts projected that the issue would sell at 94 cents a share.

— compare City

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   Colloquial name for the New York Stock Exchange that has loosely come to mean securities trading generally in the US.

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Wall Street UK US noun [U] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a street in New York where the New York Stock Exchange is, and that is the financial centre of the US. Wall Street is used to refer to the financial world in the US in general, and to big businesses and their interests rather than small ones: »

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones rose 30 points.

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Wall Street prices/shares/stocks

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Wall Street analysts/bankers/economists

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Wall Street firms/investors/traders

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Both Wall Street and Main Street were badly affected by the downturn.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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