Industry, company, or stock that is under performing the general market.
Shares issued by large companies, typically those with market capitalizations of $10 billion or more.
Industry, company, or stock that is outperforming the general market.
An order to buy or sell a security at a specific price. Limit orders may not get filled immediately and/or entirely.
Ease at which a stock may be bought or sold. Highly liquid stocks are characterized by large volume of trading and interested buyers and sellers.
Net gains on assets sold 12 months or more after purchase; taxed at a maximum rate of 15% for most taxpayers and 20% for higher-income taxpayers (generally those whose income exceeds $400,000). In addition, a 3.8% Medicare surtax is added for most taxpayers earning more than $250,000 if married or $200,000 if single.