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Defensive stock

A stock that tends to remain stable under difficult 

Economic

 conditions. Defensive stocks include food, tobacco, oil, and utilities. These stocks hold up in hard times because 

Demand

 does not decrease as dramatically as it may in other sectors. Defensive stocks tend to lag behind the rest of the 

Market

 during 

Economic

 expansion because 

Demand

 does not increase as dramatically in an 

Upswing

.



Related Terms: 11

Call

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CLU

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Demand

,

Defensive stock

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Economic

,

Expansion

,

Inc.

,

Market

,

Ring

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SEC

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Upswing


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10-K

,

19c3 stock

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued market discount

,

American Stock Exchange

,

Amortization of premium

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Adjustable rate preferred stock

,

Aggregate demand

,

Aggregate demand curve

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Assets under management

,

At the money

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Average up

,

Active market

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Auction market

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bond market

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy the book

,

Balance of payments

,

Bear market

,

Board of Governors

,

Bulldog market

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bust-up takeover

,

Back-end load

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Borrowed stock

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Bull market

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Call

,

Call date

,

Call price

,

Call protection

,

Call risk

,

Capital market

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Common stock equivalent

,

Current market value

,

Call money rate

,

Code of procedure

,

Capitalization of income

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Cyclical stock

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Cash market

,

Certificated stock

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Contract market

,

CLU

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Callable stock

,

Certificate of stock

,

Consumer stock

,

Control stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Closed-end credit

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Closed-end fund

,

Closed-end investment company

,

C shares

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Call swaption

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Covered call

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Choice market

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Close market

,

Continuous market

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Demand deposit

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Dealer market

,

Debt market

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Do Not Reduce

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Demand

,

Demand elasticity

,

Demand inflation

,

Demand-pull inflation

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Deal stock

,

Defensive stock

,

Demand rights

,

Distribution stock

,

Donated stock

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Demand loan

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Dirty stock

,

Defensive investment strategy

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Double up

,

Deep market

,

Depth of market

,

Double auction market

,

Economic surplus

,

Economic value

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Ex-legal

,

External market

,

Either-or order

,

Economic

,

Economic cycle

,

Economic growth

,

Economic growth rate

,

Economic indicator

,

Economic sanctions

,

Expansion

,

E-mini

,

Exchange of spot

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Emerging market

,

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

,

Employee stock repurchase agreement

,

Ex-all

,

Expiration time

,

Ex-warrants

,

Economic rent

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Even up

,

First In First Out

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

First call date

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Federal Call

,

Fill or kill

,

Front-ending an order

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Free market

,

Free market price

,

Front-end load

,

Fair market value

,

First preferred stock

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Full stock

,

Friends and family offering

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Free right of exchange

,

Fourth market

,

Good Til Canceled

,

Growth stock

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Graveyard market

,

Hard dollars

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House call

,

House of issue

,

Hard currency

,

Hard landing

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

High-tech stock

,

Holder in due course

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Housing Market Index

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

In escrow

,

In-house

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

Income stock

,

In line

,

Inefficient market

,

Inverted market

,

Internal market

,

Inside market

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

I/O strip

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Imbalance of orders

,

Imperfect market

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint Stock Company

,

Last In First Out

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Long Market Value

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Limit up

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

Loan stock

,

Letter of comment

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Lock-in

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Liquid market

,

Locked market

,

Market basket

,

Market capitalization

,

Market conversion price

,

Maintenance call

,

Make a market

,

Margin call

,

Market if touched order

,

Market letter

,

Market maker

,

Market maker spread

,

Market on close order

,

Market order

,

Mark-to-market

,

May Day

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Market economy

,

Marginable stock

,

Market rate

,

Money at call

,

Market cap

,

Market neutral

,

Market portfolio

,

Market timer

,

Market timing

,

Market analysis

,

Market

,

Market inefficiency

,

Market opening

,

Market return

,

Market-share weighted index

,

Market surveillance

,

Market-value weighted index

,

Market Volatility Index

,

Mixed market

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

National Market System

,

New York Stock Exchange

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

Normal market

,

No-Fault

,

Nonvoting stock

,

No-Action Letter

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Notice of Default

,

No-load

,

Naked call

,

Non-qualified stock option

,

Non-statutory stock option

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Nasdaq Small Cap Market

,

No-load stock

,

Narrow market

,

National Market Advisory Board

,

Negotiated market

,

No book

,

Off the books

,

One time charge

,

Other current assets

,

Other long term liabilities

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

On-floor order

,

On margin

,

Or better

,

Other income

,

Open market operation

,

Optionable stock

,

Original issue stock

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end credit

,

Open-end mortgage

,

Open-end fund

,

Open-end management company

,

Out of the money

,

Open-end lease

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

On close

,

One man picture

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open market

,

Operationally efficient market

,

Outside market

,

Pooling of interests

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Private sector pass-through

,

Provisional call feature

,

Preferred stock

,

Prior preferred stock

,

P&L

,

Public sector

,

Physical market

,

Pre-existing conditions

,

Primary market

,

Power of Attorney

,

Paid up

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Private Market Value

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Perfect capital market

,

Preservation of capital

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Painting the tape

,

Put/call ratio

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Real economic growth rate

,

Reduced paid-up insurance

,

Restricted stock

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Roll up

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Real-time

,

Ring

,

SEC filing

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

,

Stock association

,

SEC

,

Secondary market

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Step-up bond

,

Stock buyback

,

SEC fee

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell the book

,

Stock loan

,

Second preferred stock

,

Stock dividend

,

Standard of living

,

Single stock futures

,

Spot market

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Stock life insurance company

,

Secondary stock

,

Stock bonus plan

,

Stock certificate

,

Stock Clearing Corporation

,

Stock consolidation

,

Stock exchange

,

Stock index

,

Stock market

,

Stock option

,

Stock option plan

,

Stock power

,

Stock screening

,

Stock swap

,

Stock symbol

,

Stock ticker

,

Severally but not jointly

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Secondary mortgage market

,

Swing loan

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Sector fund

,

Stock fund

,

Selling the spread

,

Short market value

,

Step-up warrant

,

Synthetic stock

,

Special use property

,

Step-up lease

,

Stock list

,

Story stock

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Swing trade

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Sector rotation

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Seek a market

,

Short swing profits

,

Short swing rules

,

Specialist market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

Times interest earned

,

Time deposit

,

Time draft

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Take a position

,

Time order

,

Two-sided market

,

Two-way market

,

Trailing P/E

,

Treasury Stock

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Time note

,

Truth in Lending

,

Time spread

,

Tenancy at will

,

Time-sharing

,

Top hat plan

,

Ten-bagger

,

The Street

,

Time stop

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Take a bath

,

Thin market

,

Third market

,

Tight market

,

Transparent market

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Uncovered call

,

Up volume

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Upswing

,

Value stock

,

Vetoing stock

,

Voting stock

,

Waiver of premium

,

Watered stock

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

Weak market

,

When, as, and if issued

,

Wide market

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yankee bond market

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares


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