Welcome to the Voice of America's "News Words," where we teach you about words in the news. When you hear a story about American business, sometimes you hear this phrase: Stock market.
Traders are pausing Thursday after the US stock market's longest rally since July. A stock market is where people buy and sell ownership certificates, or stock, in companies. Many countries have stock markets.
In the United States, the best known one is the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street. The NASDAQ is another American stock market. Now, when you hear the phrase "stock market," your English will be good enough to know what these News Words mean.
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